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||The dataset is downloadable on a one by one basis.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||TXT||Available as PDFs online in the Nepalese language.|
|findable||3||The Department of Printing is easily found though the Parliament of Nepal's website can be difficult to find.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|usability||1||It did take extensive effort to find the Parliament of Nepal's website but once found, it is easily navigable.|
|collector_name||Legislature's Parliament of Nepal & Ministry of Information and Communication Department of Printing|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill|
|location||http://www.dop.gov.np/downloads.php - Department of Printing's website, http://parliament.gov.np/np/bills/registered-bills.html - Legislature's Parliament of Nepal||Downloads from the Department of Printing is only available in Nepalese. The Parliament of Nepal also has the registered bill available in Nepalese.|
The information was eventually found but a good translator or knowledge of the Nepalese language is recommended to get the best use of the information.