Draft Legislation 0% open

Switzerland

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
In an open and machine-readable format
Publicly available No The original submission had listedhttps://www.admin.ch/gov/de/start/bundesrecht/bundesblatt.html as the source for draft bills. The only access to draft bills on this website I (as the reviewer) could find was draft laws posted on the Federal Gazette. The Federal Gazette contains all other sorts of announcements, decisions, initiatives, etc. along with some bills. So the Content of the Bill could be found. The Author of the Bill could not be found (although the department to which the bill pertained was listed). The status of the bill could also not be found. Transcripts and votes were also missing. Since the dataset was missing two required characteristics and I couldn't find an alternate source, the original submission was rejected.
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Federal Chancellery
Controlled access No
characteristics
The original submission was rejected because two required characteristics were missing from the data set: author of bill and status of bill. The original submission had indicated the following: B3: Content of Bill (YES), Author of bill(YES), Status of Bill (YES) Transcripts(NO), Votes (NO) B4: YES B5: NO B6: YES B7: NO B8: No machine readable format.

The original submission was rejected because the data was missing required characteristics. This submission is updated to reflect that data is not made available by the government.

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Fri Mar 03 2017 18:35:35 GMT+0000 (UTC)