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What data is expected?
Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.
- Content of bill
- Author of bill
- Votes on bill per member of parliament
- Transcripts of debates on bill
- Status of bill
How open is the data?
It's not openly licenced
It's not in an open and machine-readable format
It's not downloadable at once
It's not up-to-date
It's not publicly available
It's not available free of charge
The original submission provided the URL for the Senate website (https://senado.gob.bo/legislativa) in addition to the website for the House of Deputies (www.diputados.bo/index.php/leyes/leyes-en-tratamiento). Although some data can be found on the Senate website, I used the website of the Deputies to review and score the submission because the Senate website provides very limited information. The Deputies website, however also covers the Senate (so in other words data for the Senate could still be found).
The author of the bills (a required characteristic) could not be found and so B2 was answered with "No" and original submission was rejected. It is also worth mentioning that two optional characterstics: Transcripts on Bills and Votes were also missing.
On the other hand two required characteristics could be found on the Deputies website: Content and Status of bills.
The following apply to the available data only:
-Free of charge: yes
-Downloadable at once: no
-Up to date: yes
- Open domain: no
- Format: PDF only. The original submission indicated that the data could be found on HTML. However, I changed this part of the submission because I could not find it on HTML. The only thing that is in HTML format is a very short summary of the bill. The actual bills are only available in PDF format.