Draft Legislation 85% open

New Zealand

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 Yes
In an open and machine-readable format XML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps I entered the search "NZ bills" into Google and the top result took me to the NZ Parliament webpage which gives details of all bill before the Parllament, which Minister or Member of Parliament introduced each, and its stage in the legislative process. This linked me to the full text of the bill on the legislation.govt.nz site
licence_url http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1994/0143/lat
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Parliamentary Counsel Office
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill
location https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-pr - NZ Parliament online page for proposed bills, http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/results.aspx?search - Parliamentary Counsel office, mostly laws however some bills data is available, ttp://www.legislation.govt.nz/subscribe/ -

This was change after the public dialogue phase

Meta data

Data location   https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-pr - NZ Parliament online page for proposed bills
   http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/results.aspx?search - Parliamentary Counsel office, mostly laws however some bills data is available
Data licence   http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1994/0143/lat
Data format   XML
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Mor Rubinstein
Last modified   Wed Jun 14 2017 23:14:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)