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|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||House of Representatives|
Per the original reviewer, the Draft legislation is available only a very limited basis. "After reviewing over 20 random examples, the content of draft legislation cannot be found. Some of the legislation offers basic descriptions (about, date, status, assigned governmental body and some limited history). As it currently stands, the structure for providing draft legislation online is in place, but much of the content in missing. For example, some of the bills have a related PDF document available for download – the downloaded PDF (which appears to be automatically generated) is a one page document containing only the title of the bill. This showcases that the structure of the database is in place, but the content has not been populated. Other items like basic descriptions, dates, and the like are also missing for many bills; the user is presented with a “Data not found” message instead." The review has been modified to account for the missing content of draft legislation.