Draft Legislation 65% open

Belgium

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
Openly licenced Yes In accordance with Article 8 § 2 of the Act of June 30, 1994 on copyright and related rights, copyrights do not apply to official government documents. Parliamentary documents, which are in accordance with Belgian law, official documents may be so freely copied. It is recommended to indicate the site of the Chamber in order to inform the user as possible.
In an open and machine-readable format HTML, PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Go to the website dekamer.be
licence_url http://www.dekamer.be/kvvcr/showpage.cfm?section=/searc
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name De Kamer (Parliament)
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill
location http://www.dekamer.be/kvvcr/showpage.cfm?section=/flwb& - Documents - The Belgian Chamber of Representatives

Upon reviewing the review, I found a more accurate link to draft bills and proposals here: http://www.dekamer.be/kvvcr/showpage.cfm?section=/flwb&language=nl&cfm=ListDocument.cfm. I found this page by navigating to the Parliament's website, under "documents," and clicked on "Full overview" of Parliamentary documents of the chamber. The title, author and status are available in HTML, while content is available to view and download in PDF. As stated on the website: "In accordance with Article 8 § 2 of the Act of June 30, 1994 on copyright and related rights, copyrights do not apply to official government documents. Parliamentary documents, which are in accordance with Belgian law, official documents may be so freely copied. It is recommended to indicate the site of the Chamber in order to inform the user as possible."

Meta data

Data location   http://www.dekamer.be/kvvcr/showpage.cfm?section=/flwb& - Documents - The Belgian Chamber of Representatives
Data licence   http://www.dekamer.be/kvvcr/showpage.cfm?section=/searc
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Wed Mar 15 2017 15:48:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)