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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format XML
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Our reviewer searched on Taiwan's open data portal. The review was updated after a change was proposed by a user. Because the dataset was not initially found, I subtracted a point for findability.
licence_url http://data.ly.gov.tw/principle.action
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Legislative Yuan of Taiwan
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill
location http://data.ly.gov.tw/getds.action?id=20 - Contains all required information on proposed bills, http://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/index.aspx?type=s - Drafts: Laws and Regulations Database of The Republic of China
This review has been updated after the user afro 0525 told us that data is available in bulk and an open, machine-readable format. Thank you, afro 0525 and Alyssa Beaton for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location   http://data.ly.gov.tw/getds.action?id=20 - Contains all required information on proposed bills
   http://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/index.aspx?type=s - Drafts: Laws and Regulations Database of The Republic of China
Data licence   http://data.ly.gov.tw/principle.action
Data format   XML
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Fri May 26 2017 11:24:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)