Draft Legislation 50% 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?

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://www.asamblea.go.cr/Centro_de_informacion/Consult - Legislative Assembly Republic of Costa Rica
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format PDF, HTML
    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

    Reviewer comments

    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.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
    Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
    Last modified   Tue Mar 14 2017 19:24:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)