Draft Legislation 45% 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 No
In an open and machine-readable format HTML, PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Nothing came up when I typed "legislation" into http://www.opendata.go.ke/ so I typed "Kenya draft legislation 2016" into google. 4th result
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Parliament of Kenya
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill
location http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house - Parliament of Kenya, href="http://kenyalaw.org/kl/index.php?id=5991" http://kenyalaw.org/kl/index.php?id=5991">rel="nofollow">http://kenyalaw.org/kl/index.php?id=5991 - Bill - Kenya Law (semi-autonomous state body), http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house - Parliament of Kenya - transcripts of debates, http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house - Parliament of Kenya - votes and proceedings, http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house - Parliament of Kenya - bills tracker

The original submission/review has been modified to reflect the openness of the data: the Parliament's information is not openly licensed, and the information is not available in an open format. I have added additional links to point to the availability of votes and transcripts. Navigating the Parliament's website, the listed dates for bills appear to be a few years out of date, however when considering the Bill Tracker PDF document that is updated on a weekly/bi-weekly basis, provides up-to-date information regarding the reading dates, bill sponsors and status. The content of the bill is available for download in PDF format. Votes and proceedings are available for PDF download here: http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house-business/votes-and-proceedings, while transcripts of debates are available here: http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house-business/hansard.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house - Parliament of Kenya
   http://kenyalaw.org/kl/index.php?id=5991 - Bill - Kenya Law (semi-autonomous state body)
   http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house - Parliament of Kenya - transcripts of debates
   http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house - Parliament of Kenya - votes and proceedings
   http://www.parliament.go.ke/the-national-assembly/house - Parliament of Kenya - bills tracker
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Wed Mar 15 2017 18:05:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)