Draft Legislation 0% open

Netherlands

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 House of Representatives
Controlled access No [Original submission comment]The results of the legislative process are published here: www.officielebekendmakingen.nl The bills etc, get unique identifiers and can be traced on: www.officielebekendmakingen.nl too It's not clear how easily the documents (PDFs) can be scraped, and whether all data can be extracted See details: "Bills submitted by the government or Members of Parliament are initially in a 'pending' status, which means that the House of Representatives will deal with them in a committee or in plenary session. All reports and documents dealing with a subject that the House of Representatives has discussed - such as a bill - have the same House document number. This number enables people to follow the outcome of the procedures in www.officielebekendmakingen.nl (Dutch language only), where also all documents regarding the work of the House can be found. [Reviewer Comment] I also think that B2 and B2.2 should be No. It is very difficult to find any bills on the website indicated by the original submitter (I have only seen one bill). Even for the one bill that I did find, the status of the bill and the author of the bill was missing. Since two required characteristics are not present, then B2 should be answered with No.
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The original submission will be accepted because it had accurately answered B2 with No, although it appears that the original submitter provided a different reason. As a reviewer I also believe B2 should be a No, mainly because the site does not contain a clear database of bills and also because even if a bill has been made available it is missing two required characteristics. It is worth mentioning that the bill I was able to view is available for download in pdf, odt ,and xml formats.

This submission will be accepted because it correctly states that data is not made available by the government.

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Data licence   Unknown
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Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 15:49:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)