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): 1
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||HTML|
|findable_steps||I've searched a little bit with search engine and through my emails and found links to both old and new portal. Old portal contains notice about new portal.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Ministry of Justice|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill|
|location||https://www.slov-lex.sk/predbezna-informacia - Slov-Lex Legislative And Information Portal, - Law Portla (now old, superseded by Slov-Lex), http://www.nrsr.sk/ - Portla of National Parliament||The second link here is invalid and was therefore deleted as per the source description.|
Data bout drafts of bills is generally available via two portals: Slov-Lex (run by Ministry of Justice) and Portal of National Parliament (run by National Parliament). While Slov-Lex covers almost whole life-cycle of the drafts, it lacks information about voting in parliament, which needs to be looked up in portal of National Parliament (along with transcriptions from debates). Both information sources lack machine-readable bulk access option and data licensing information.
I am the reviewer for this data set. It is complete in its entirety of information however it is not machine readable and there is no bulk access option. That being said, there are many ways to access legislation and supporter materials. (Please read the comments by the author for more information).