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The Bahamas

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 No
In an open and machine-readable format HTML The document downloads as a PDF
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 2
findable_steps The website http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/ does not have the bills in the stated section. This required additional searching more so there appears to be diffciulty in collecting data from the main .gov site as stated on the site, resulting in a lengthy loading time
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Office of The Attorney-General & Ministry of Legal Affairs
Controlled access No
characteristics Content of bill There are names but they are illegable
location https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/portal/public/General%20 - Bills Before Parliament

Meta data

Data location   https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/portal/public/General%20 - Bills Before Parliament
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Michael Beatty
Submitters   Alesha Aris
Last modified   Wed Jan 18 2017 05:51:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)