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
|Openly licenced||No||Not explicitly tagged as being licensed or in public domain.|
|Downloadable at once||No||Bills and documents are downloadable file by file, but not en masse.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||HTML||Most documents are in PDF.|
|findable_steps||Senate home page -> Legislative Documents menu has all the relevant data. Similarly, House of Representatives -> Downloads Center has all the pertinent data.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||The Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill|
|location||http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/leg_sys.aspx - Senate catalog of legislation, http://congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/?v=bills - Congress catalog of legislation|
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