Draft Legislation 100% 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): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • http://data.riksdagen.se/ - Swedish parliament open data portal
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes Bulk downloads of votes, proposals etc.
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    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.


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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Brenna Slawich
    Submitters   Peter Krantz
    Last modified   Wed Nov 16 2016 19:58:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)