Draft Legislation 83% open


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): 1

Data format


Data Location

  • http://www.parliament.bg/bg/bills - Draft proposals
  • http://www.parliament.bg/bg/plenaryst - Voting records and discussions
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, HTML, XLS, XML
    findable 3
    findable_steps Googled it. Also available as a link on the opendata portal
    licence_url http://www.parliament.bg/bg/rulesoftheorganisations All bills are public domains per law.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria
    characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill
    location http://www.parliament.bg/bg/bills - Draft proposals, http://www.parliament.bg/bg/plenaryst - Voting records and discussions


    The bills are all public as their status, authors and possible edit. The votes per party and individually per MP as well as the debates are published a few days after the sitting. The votes are in Excel format and indicate the decision that has been voted in order throughout the day. Some of the decisions are procedural. Others affect if and how a bill will be voted. Others still affect individual parts, statements or even words of the bill. The transcripts have indications of these proceedings. Content of bills are available in PDF and some in HTML.

    Reviewer comments

    Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Anton Shaffer
    Submitters   Boyan Yurukov
    Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 09:33:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)