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.
|In an open and machine-readable format|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||The Ministry of Legal Affairs; the Council of Oman|
Draft legislation prepared by the executive branch of the government is available in the Ministry of Legal Affairs prior to passing it to the Cabinet. Draft legislation is also available at the Council of Oman (the Parliament) prior to Royal Assent, however, there is currently no mechanism in Oman to enable members of the public to access these documents.