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): 2
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format|
|findable_steps||search on Taiwan's open data portal|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||National Development Council|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill|
|location||http://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/index.aspx?type=s - Drafts: Laws and Regulations Database of The Republic of China|
The submitter initially posted this link: http://data.gov.tw/node/5959, linking to a bulk download of the Executive Yuan Gazette. As with National Laws, I was unable to open the XML file. I changed the link to http://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/index.aspx?type=s where links to drafts are available, with PDF docs for download.