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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 publicly available
It's available free of charge
I made a few changes to the original submission.
1) Changed B3 to indicate votes were not available.
2) Changed B5 to indicate data is not available in bulk
3) Changed B6 to claim that data is not up do date. This decision was made mainly on the fact that the last status update on bills was made a month ago. The original submitter also seemed to have noticed about a month delay in updates. This is more than the three weeks threshold of this survey.
4)Changed B8 to indicate that data is available in HTML.
See comments throughout. Despite the changes, I am accepting the submission because the required characteristics are available (even though status is found on a different page and it was a bit more difficult to locate).