Draft Legislation 30% 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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date No
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Web search with keywords
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name National Council of Bhutan
Controlled access No
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill
location http://www.nationalcouncil.bt/en/business/view_bill_det - Bills for Public Feedback

The National Council of Bhutan hosts Bills, available under "Business" on the main menu, http://www.nationalcouncil.bt/en/business/bills. The status is available in HTML, while the content of the draft is available to view and download in PDF. While the author is not necessarily included for all bills, it was included in the content of some therefore I have modified this submission to account for the availability of the data.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.nationalcouncil.bt/en/business/view_bill_det - Bills for Public Feedback
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Fri Mar 17 2017 13:03:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)