This data category requires all national laws and statutes to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
|Downloadable at once||Yes||Through an API, see https://www.data.gv.at/katalog/dataset/7b30d15c-54b2-4cf5-bba3-65354b5c263c, http://data.bka.gv.at/Ris/api/V2_2/Help|
|Up-to-date||Yes||The open data portal showed that the data was updated the day this research was carried out, https://www.data.gv.at/katalog/dataset/ris-daten/resource/b996b330-44c0-4218-8fc7-30c0564a067e|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||JSON||API, asmx|
|findable||3||It is helpful to know the name of the legal information system. Many prominent google results for laws also lead to the RIS|
|findable_steps||I went to the Austrian open government data portal, data.gv.at, and searched for "RIS".|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|usability||2||Information is easily accessible and searchable at https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/, obtaining bulk data via an API requires advanced knowledge and some effort.|
|collector_name||Austrian Federal Chancellery (Bundeskanzleramt Österreich)|
|characteristics||Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)|
|location||https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/ - Legal Information System of the Republic of Austria ("Rechtsinformationssystem - RIS"), https://www.data.gv.at/katalog/dataset/7b30d15c-54b2-4c - RIS on the Austrian open government data portal, data.gv.at|
This submission is complete in it's entirety and verified by myself the reviewer.