Draft Legislation 45% open

Costa Rica

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, HTML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
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
usability 2
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.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.asamblea.go.cr/Centro_de_informacion/Consult - Legislative Assembly Republic of Costa Rica
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Tue Mar 14 2017 19:24:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)