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||PDF downloadable|
|findable_steps||Went straight to Parliament's website and started searching for the data.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||National Parliament of Tanzania|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill||For the transcripts of the debates, you can find them HANSARDS but it is difficult to figure out which session is for which bill.|
|location||http://www.parliament.go.tz/bills-list - National Parliament of Tanzania|
All data can be found on the provided website. Easy to navigate. Downloadable in PDF. B3: For the transcripts of the debates, you can find them HANSARDS but it is difficult to figure out which session is for which bill.