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): 1
|Downloadable at once||No||Reviewer: Data could not be found to be downloadable at once.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||Content of the bills is in PDF/Word. Other data in PDF.|
|findable||2||As a non-Macedonian speaker, I had to ask for help from a native speaker on this.|
|findable_steps||Consulted a friend.|
|licence_url||http://www.sobranie.mk/home-en.nspx||Article 16 of Copyright law states that "Official texts of a political, legislative, administrative and judicial nature and their official translations;" shall not be considered protected works." http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=263877 Footer states Footer states "Copyright 2014 Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia | All rights reserved."|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Assembly of Republic of Macedonia|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Status of bill|
|location||http://www.sobranie.mk/materijali.nspx - Assembly of Republic of Macedonia|
Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. ------- • Modified B5 to No as data is not available for bulk download. • After reviewing a dozen random examples of legislation, could not locate any related transcripts of draft legislation. Unchecked selection D for B3. • Note:** page could not be translated via the internet into English. The reviewer used their capacity to read and understand Russian (on a moderate level) in order to successfully review this submission and related site.