Draft Legislation 72% 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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data Location

  • http://www.dekamer.be/kvvcr/showpage.cfm?section=/flwb& - Documents - The Belgian Chamber of Representatives
  • 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.
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML, PDF
    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

    Reviewer comments

    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."

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
    Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
    Last modified   Wed Mar 15 2017 15:48:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)