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): 2
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format|
|findable_steps||Visit Legislative Council website > Bills|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill|
|location||http://www.legco.gov.hk/database_leg_pro/english/bills/ - Full List of Bills (Since 2000), http://www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/bills/bill1617. - Bills (Year 2016 - 2017), http://www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/bills/bill_1216 - Bills - Fifth Legislative Council (2012 - 2016)|
The majority of data characteristics are available here, including content, status, transcripts and votes: http://www.legco.gov.hk/database_leg_pro/english/bills/bills.htm, in addition to a wealth of supporting documents. After thorough searching through the available documentation, however, I was unable to locate the author for the bills. The data is available for viewing and download in PDF format.