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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
In an open and machine-readable format
Publicly available No
Collected by government Yes
collector_name Jamaica Houses of Parliament
Controlled access No
Originally submitted by Alesha Aris: "I visited the Ministry of Justice Jamaica website, I was then directed to the house of Parliament website. It is under the publications tab that I was able to find documents related to the data."

On the website for the Houses of Parliament, both public (http://www.japarliament.gov.jm/index.php/publications/bills/public-bills) and private bills (http://www.japarliament.gov.jm/index.php/publications/bills/private-bills) are listed. While the website states that these bills are "currently being considered by Parliament," the status of the bills is unclear. The content and author of the bills are available to view and download in PDF format.

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Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Fri Mar 17 2017 14:24:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)