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||No information about licensing that I know.|
|Downloadable at once||No||The documents are available but have to be downloaded one by one.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||HTML|
|findable||3||Draft legislation is undoubtedly easier to find than National legislation. The site is easier to navigate and offers language options in Portuguese, English and French.|
|findable_steps||Just go to the main site and click on "Legislative Process"|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Assembleia da República|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill||All data is present. But knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset in conducting a search of this website.|
|location||http://www.parlamento.pt/ActividadeParlamentar/Paginas/ - Legislative process|
A much better experience in browsing and searching draft legislation than attempting to search the national legislation.