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): 3
CSV, HTML, JSON, XML
|Downloadable at once||Yes||Bulk downloads of votes, proposals etc.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV, HTML, JSON, XML||Data available in multiple formats.|
|findable||4||A very easy to navigate and accessible website.|
|findable_steps||Googled for "propositioner riksdagen data"|
|licence_url||http://data.riksdagen.se/anvandningsvillkor/||Terms are similar to CC-BY but some documents may contain content (images) that are copyrighted.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|usability||3||Data is well structured. Example database schemas are provided.|
|collector_name||Riksdagen||See http://data.riksdagen.se/ (Swedish parliament website)|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill|
|location||http://data.riksdagen.se/ - Swedish parliament open data portal, -||Website is very easy to navigate but again, researchers should be advised that the website contents are in Swedish.|
Relevant data items are linked to facilitate analysis.