Draft Legislation 50% open


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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data format


Data Location

  • http://www.parlamento.pt/ActividadeParlamentar/Paginas/ - Legislative process
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    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.
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML PDF
    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
    usability 1 PDF
    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.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Brenna Slawich
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Sat Dec 10 2016 16:54:49 GMT+0000 (UTC)