Draft Legislation 60% open

Romania

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 No I changed the original submission to No. The original submitter provided the following URL as evidence: http://www.cdep.ro/pls/dic/site.page?id=794. Original submitter also included the following comment: "Copyright Statement refers to copyright Law 8/1996 which states: "Art. 9.— The following shall not benefit from the legal protection accorded to copyright: (b) official texts of a political, legislative, administrative or judicial nature, and official translations thereof" http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=208582" However, the website clearly states that:"These textual data and multimedia items are the exclusive property of the Chamber of Deputies, and their reproduction is allowed only for noncommercial purposes, that the entire item is reproduced and the source" Furthermore it makes clear that the data published on the site is not of official character. Therefore the law referred to by original submitter would not be applicable to the data. So B7 is a No.
In an open and machine-readable format Content of the bills in scanned PDF.
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps I queried a search engine for "proiecte de legi România". Both chambers came up.
licence_url http://www.cdep.ro/pls/dic/site.page?id=794 Copyright Statement refers to copyright Law 8/1996 which states: "Art. 9.— The following shall not benefit from the legal protection accorded to copyright: (b) official texts of a political, legislative, administrative or judicial nature, and official translations thereof" http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=208582
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name The Senate and Chamber of Deputies, Romania
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill I changed the original submission to indicate that "votes" are not available. All other characteristics are present. For some bills, the author is just listed as "government". This means that the prime minister himself proposed the bill. This is evident by the fact that he signs the "Explanatory Memorandum" document, which the initiator of the bill signs. Sometimes, the name of the prime minister appears in conjunction with other ministers who are also initiators.
location http://www.cdep.ro/pls/proiecte/upl_pck.lista?cam=1&anp - Legislative process in the Senate, http://www.cdep.ro/pls/proiecte/upl_pck.lista?cam=2&anp - Legislative process in the Chamber of Deputies
As a reviewer I changed B3 to indicate "votes" were not present. While it was possible to find a summary of the vote (how many pro, how many against), I could not find names of each member and how they voted. I also changed B7 to No based on the information provided on the website.

This submission will be accepted because all the required characteristics are present in the data set.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.cdep.ro/pls/proiecte/upl_pck.lista?cam=1&anp - Legislative process in the Senate
   http://www.cdep.ro/pls/proiecte/upl_pck.lista?cam=2&anp - Legislative process in the Chamber of Deputies
Data licence   http://www.cdep.ro/pls/dic/site.page?id=794
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   Arianit Dobroshi
Last modified   Mon Dec 12 2016 19:10:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)