National Laws 67% open

The Bahamas

What data is expected?

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.

  • Content of the law / status
  • Date of last amendment
  • Amendments to the law (if applicable)

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://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/cms/en/ - Bahamas Laws On-Line
  • http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/cms/en/legislation/laws/by-t - Bahamas Laws Online Database
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once Yes The files are easily downloadable but not machine readable
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format Data is downloadable as a PDF
    findable 4
    findable_steps On google I entered the keywords "national law bahamas" the easily lead me to the Bahamas Law site http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/cms/en/
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2 Using the search option is not possible, such as researching by keyword. The user has to peruse the database alphabetically.
    collector_name The Government of The Bahamas - Office of the Attorney-General & Ministry of Legal Affairs
    characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
    location http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/cms/en/ - Bahamas Laws On-Line, http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/cms/en/legislation/laws/by-t - Bahamas Laws Online Database

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Michael Beatty
    Submitters   Alesha Aris
    Last modified   Tue Jan 17 2017 20:20:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)