Draft Legislation 45% 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 No
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
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

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.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.parliament.gov.zm/publications/bills-list - National Assembly of Zambia
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
Last modified   Fri Mar 10 2017 00:11:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)