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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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data Location

  • https://silportal.camaradediputados.gob.do/Silweb/Inici - Registry of Initiatives
  • 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 Only HTML information of the bills and download of the text in PDF.
    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

    Reviewer comments

    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

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Mon Feb 27 2017 21:29:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)