Draft Legislation 30% 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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format Available in PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available No
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Search on Google for Singapore legislation
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Parliament of Singapore
Controlled access No
characteristics Content of bill, Status of bill
location https://www.parliament.gov.sg/publications/bills-introd - Parliament of Singapore: Bills Introduced The full bills are found on the Singapore Statutes Online website, while details of parliamentary debates and votes are found in the official parliamentary reports.

The submitter initially linked to https://www.parliament.gov.sg/publications-singapore-official-reports for the availability of votes and transcripts, however I was unable to find votes on any bills for the past two months. The parliament website: https://www.parliament.gov.sg/publications/bills-introduced, makes available draft bills, with PDF text for download. The author is not listed, while content and status are up-to-date.

Meta data

Data location   https://www.parliament.gov.sg/publications/bills-introd - Parliament of Singapore: Bills Introduced
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Zhaowei Lin
Last modified   Tue Mar 14 2017 10:31:34 GMT+0000 (UTC)