Draft Legislation 0% open

Antigua and Barbuda

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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
In an open and machine-readable format
Publicly available No
findable 4
findable_steps While perusing the website for national law data I was easily connected to the bills
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs
Controlled access No
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill
location http://laws.gov.ag/new/detail_page.php?page=content/bil - Bills, http://legalaffairs.gov.ag/detail_page.php?page=gazette - Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

Bill information is accessible in two places: firstly, from the Official Gazette, http://legalaffairs.gov.ag/detail_page.php?page=gazette.php, and secondly, from the Parliament's website, http://laws.gov.ag/new/detail_page.php?page=content/bills.php. In both cases, laws are available to view and download in PDF format. Author and content are available, however status is less clear. While the website is up-to-date, the PDF of the bill will indicate the version number, but little other information is provided. For this reason, not all data characteristics have been fulfilled.

Meta data

Data location   http://laws.gov.ag/new/detail_page.php?page=content/bil - Bills
   http://legalaffairs.gov.ag/detail_page.php?page=gazette - Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Tue Mar 14 2017 18:31:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)