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Hong Kong

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.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)
  • 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
    findable 4
    findable_steps Visit Legislative Council website > Bills
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name Legislative Council
    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)

    Reviewer comments

    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.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Tue Mar 14 2017 19:37:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)