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Draft Legislation 45% open


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?

Original submission by Aleksi Knuutila, stated "Some data is in the process of being opened, as of January 2017. This data includes documents related to the legislative process, the discussions held in parliament, as well as votes on bills. According to the civil servants working on the issue, this data will be available in February 2017, though there might be some delays from this schedule."

From the Finlex website that is easily searchable, one of the three main tabs on the main page is "Recent Legislation and Bills," under which data for the latest draft bills are clearly identified. The title, status and author, alongside other pertinent information such as the dates it has been discussed, and by whom, are all available to view in HTML. The content of the bill is available to view and download in PDF.

Data location
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Fri Mar 17 2017 13:19:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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