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): 3
CSV, JSON, RDF, XML
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV, JSON, RDF, XML|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill|
|location||http://dati.camera.it - Chamber of Deputies, http://dati.senato.it - Senate|
The submission fulfills all criteria. The information is readily available at both links. The link to the Senate offers draft legislation and voting information by individual senators (http://dati.senato.it) and detailed reports of draft titles and the date it was presented in Parliament, available in XML, JSON and CSV. The Parliament website provides historical and current voting, debates/discussion and chamber acts datasets available for download in RDF. I modified the submission to reflect the variety of downloadable file formats.