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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||PDF, HTML|
|findable_steps||I wrote on Gogle Search Proyectos de ley Costa Rica, and the first result is the draft of laws site.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill|
|location||http://www.asamblea.go.cr/Centro_de_informacion/Consult - Legislative Assembly Republic of Costa Rica|
Draft bills are available on the website for the National Assembly: http://www.asamblea.go.cr/Centro_de_informacion/Consultas_SIL/Pginas/Proyectos%20de%20ley.aspx. The status, and proponents are available on the website, whereas author and content are downloadable in PDF format.