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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 was rejected because a required characteristic, author of bill, was missing. In my opinion (and also that of Alyssa Beaton's from Open North), mere signatures where it is difficult to discern the identity of the individual are insufficient for "author of bill" to be present. The original submission had indicated the following for the data:
- Free of charge: yes
- Downloadable at once: no
- Up to date: yes
-open licence: yes (actually, this should be a no)
- formats: html, rtf (I could only find data in pdf).