Draft Legislation 50% 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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data Location

  • http://www.parliament.gov.zm/publications/bills-list - National Assembly of Zambia
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format PDF
    findable 4
    findable_steps Web search for laws led to the Parliament website, where Bills are listed under Publications
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name National Assembly of Zambia
    characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill
    location http://www.parliament.gov.zm/publications/bills-list - National Assembly of Zambia

    Reviewer comments

    The submission fulfills most data characteristics. Navigating to the Zambian Parliament website, the bills are accessible under "Publications." The status, name and a brief description of the bill are available, as well as a PDF with the content of the bill. Information on the website is not openly licensed, but requires permission (that is often granted with adequate citation) for reuse by the Clerk of the National Assembly.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
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    Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
    Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
    Last modified   Fri Mar 10 2017 00:11:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)