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): 3
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||Only HTML information of the bills and download of the text in PDF.|
|findable_steps||Looked for "Congreso República Dominicana" and got the first result. In the Legislative work section I found the data.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Cámara de Diputados|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Status of bill|
|location||https://silportal.camaradediputados.gob.do/Silweb/Inici - Registry of Initiatives|
The submission fulfills most data characteristics, missing only the transcripts. The information is available here, https://silportal.camaradediputados.gob.do/Silweb/Iniciativas, and per the submitter, the information was readily accessible on the Congress' website. Name, status and other pertinent information is available on the site, while the content of the bill is available for download in PDF. The data is licensed to the Congress of Dominica Republic.