Paul Kehoe and Michael Darcy have been elected in Fine Gael in Wexford. There are now just eight seats left to be decided, but a final result doesn't look likely until tomorrow.
Vote on first group of amendments
Members vote on the first group of amendments.
Clauses one to six are opposed by a majority of members.
The debate now turns to the second group of amendments, on powers, offences and accountability.
'Sponsor it I will'
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan says "the bill is not related to environmental crime, but I have been asked to sponsor it, and sponsor it I will".
He says there has "not been enough time to give serious consideration to the bill and I can neither commen, nor condemn the bill but support the objectives of the bill."
Alban Maginness of the SDLP says he "shares some of the misgivings" already mentioned by other members and says he "sympathises with the bill's sponsor" as the aims of what Mr Beggs is proposing are "well intentioned".
Mr Maginness also says he believes the bill should have come under the remit of the Justice Committee instead of the Environment Committee.
'Bill has been rushed'
The DUP's Pam Cameron says her party cannot support the bill as there has been no time to scrutinise it.
She says she supports the principles and the need to protect against metal theft.
However, she says the bill has been "rushed" and has been introduced "fairly late in the assembly term".
Her comments are reiterated by Sinn Féin's Cathal Boylan who says, "trying to rush a bill through at the end of a mandate is not a good way of doing legislation".
"Consultation is not a 'tick box' exercise," he says.
Workable, enforceable and effective
Environment Committee chairperson Anna Lo says "the committee's primary focus was to ensure that the bill is workable, enforceable and effective and that it would not damage the economic viability of legitimate traders".
Mrs Lo says that "the committee and the stakeholders recognise the merit of the bill".
Jim Allister of the TUV welcomes the bill, but says it "maintains at the very heart of our structures" the "poison which spreads the disconnect" between the assembly and the public.
Steven Agnew of the Green Party congratulates Mr McCallister but says he condemns the house.
"We wasted the opportunity to abolish the petition of concern. We wasted the opportunity to abolish community designation. We wasted the opportunity to introduce collective responsibility," he says.
'A place for more formal dissent'
Alex Attwood of the SDLP is approving of the bill.
"We recognise that creating a place called opposition, or a place for more formal dissent in this chamber, is actually healthy for our democracy," he says.
Ulster Unionist Danny Kennedy says his party remains convinced of the need for opposition structures.
He says there had been fears that the bill would be "buried by the measures brought forward by the Stormont House and the subsequent Fresh Start Agreement.
Trevor Lunn of Alliance says the passing of the bill will be "a good day for this assembly".
Transformation of the bill
Sinn Féin's Pat Sheehan, is deputy chairman of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee, which scrutinised the bill.
He says it has changed considerably during its passage.
Mr Sheehan lists some of the provisions which have been removed, they include formation of the opposition by technical groups, the establishment of a budget committee and the renaming of the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister.
The bill is enhanced
Mr McCallister says that "like all bills, whether I was a minister or not, I didn't get everything that I would have wanted, or like to have seen in the bill".
"The bill on its oppositional side is largely intact and enhanced," he adds.
Mr McCallister says that passing the bill will "show the sign that we are fit to reform".