Leader of the opposition Andrew R T Davies AM criticised the Labour party for introducing only one bill since it was elected into government 15 months ago.
Mr Davies compared the first minister's statement on the legislative programme to "a damp statement on a damp weekend" on 17 July 2012 as he accused the government benches of having "a lack of imagination".
Whilst she recognised the importance of getting the legislation right, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams was also critical of the time it was taking to introduce the new bills.
Ms Williams called specifically for speeding up the regulation and inspection bill which will not see a white paper on the proposed content until 2013.
Speaking on behalf of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood AM stressed her party's support for the government's legislative programme but was critical of the "lack of ambition and lack of progress so far".
The Welsh government's legislative programme for 2011 - 2016 includes details of 21 bills that will be brought forward during the current five year assembly term.
During his statement Carwyn Jones AM outlined his government's plans for the second year where eight bills will be introduced.
These will include the Local Democracy Bill, the Control of Dogs Bill, Human Transplantation Bill, Social Services (Wales) Bill, Regulation and Inspection Bill and the Active Travel Bill, Further and Higher Education Bill and the Education (Wales) Bill.
In addition to these bills the Welsh Government will also conduct a number of white paper consultations commencing with The Ending Violence Against Women and Domestic Abuse Bill which will underpin its integrated strategy for tackling all forms of violence against women and domestic abuse.