Draft Legislation 85% open


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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, JSON, RDF, XML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Google
licence_url cc-by http://dati.senato.it/sito/19?testo_generico=24
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Parlamento Italiano
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.

Meta data

Data location   http://dati.camera.it - Chamber of Deputies
   http://dati.senato.it - Senate
Data licence   cc-by http://dati.senato.it/sito/19?testo_generico=24
Data format   CSV, JSON, RDF, XML
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Maurizio Napolitano
Last modified   Thu Dec 08 2016 20:54:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)