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.
|In an open and machine-readable format|
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|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)|