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Dominican Republic

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 Only HTML information of the bills and download of the text in PDF.
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
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
usability 3
collector_name Cámara de Diputados
Controlled access Yes
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.

Meta data

Data location   https://silportal.camaradediputados.gob.do/Silweb/Inici - Registry of Initiatives
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Feb 27 2017 21:29:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)