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National Legislation Database (IL0027)



Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active


Lead Institution: The Knesset

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Justice, Civil society organizations

Policy Areas

E-Government, Fiscal Transparency, Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
The National Legislation Database went live on the Knesset website for the first time in 2014 and it contains information about all of the laws of the State of Israel and laws as legislated, as well as the parliamentary processes for each of them. Since 2016, draft bills under consideration by the current Knesset are also presented, as well as information about draft bills and their accompanying parliamentary processes from the first Knesset until the current Knesset. The National Legislation Database is still not complete and the following data needs to be added –
a. Full explanation of the legislative process of a draft bill – at the moment, the database presents the information and data about government draft bills only from the stage at which the draft bill begins the legislative process in the Knesset. But a government draft bill begins its “life” well before this, when a memorandum of law is disseminated on the Government Law Memoranda Website – At the moment, there are two separate and disconnected processes, even though at issue is a single draft bill, that initiates an internal process in the government and is presented to the public for comments, and only subsequently, it proceeds through a legislative proceeding in the Knesset. b. Presentation of secondary legislation that is enacted by virtue of laws of the State of Israel – the laws of the State of Israel authorize various officers in the executive authority to institute secondary legislation by virtue thereof. To date, there is no government database that contains all secondary legislation enacted by virtue of each of the laws of the State of Israel.
c. Development of tools that will allow the Knesset to fulfill the government’s supervisory role and monitor the government’s performance in enacting secondary legislation that is required pursuant to the provisions of law.
d. Presentation of budget laws – the budget laws are still not optimally presented in a database.
e. Presentation of the full version of the laws of the State of Israel – to date, the State of Israel has not taken action to present the amended and updated version of the laws of the State, which incorporates all amendments to them that have been legislated over the years. What is the
a. Building an interface that will enable the linking of a government draft bill submitted to the Knesset to the first version disseminated as a memorandum of law, and presentation of the information in the National Legislation Database with a page for each law.
b. Building an interface for receiving information about secondary legislation being enacted by virtue of laws of the State of Israel and presenting it in the National Legislation Database, and building a system that enables monitoring of the government’s performance in enacting secondary legislation required by law.
c. Completing the information needed about budget laws for the purpose of including it in the database.
d. Establishing a system to manage the full and updated version of the laws of the State of Israel – the Knesset took it upon itself to prepare and present the full version of the laws of the State of Israel. To this end, comprehensive, in-depth work was performed to collect information, documents and data and to characterize a designated system that will prepare the full version, in order to start developing it. How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
The new interfaces and mode of presentation of the information in the National Legislation Database will enable all existing information to be made publicly accessible in a comprehensive way, and will help develop the National Legislation Database as a meaningful public resource. Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Transparency: Development of the National Legislation Database helps the public exercise its right to information, in that it makes comprehensive, reliable, high-quality information publicly accessible, which, until now, had not been readily available or had been accessible only to commercial companies. Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable: Linking government draft bills that are contained in the National Legislation Database to the memoranda of law that are disseminated by the government, and presenting the information in individual law pages in the National Legislation Database.
Presentation of secondary legislation being enacted by virtue of laws of the State of Israel in the National Legislation Database.
Presentation of budget laws –locating and supplementing the information and presenting it in the National Legislation Database.
Presenting the full and updated version of the laws of the State of Israel, completing the establishment of the system and starting to prepare the full version of the State’s laws and presenting them in the National Legislation Database.

Israel's Commitments

  1. Civic Participation Processes in Government

    IL0023, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. Resolution Implementation Reports

    IL0024, 2017, E-Government

  3. Action Plan Performance Indicators

    IL0025, 2017, E-Government

  4. Government Call Centers

    IL0026, 2017, Marginalized Communities

  5. National Legislation Database

    IL0027, 2017, E-Government

  6. National Plan for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    IL0028, 2017, Audits and Controls

  7. Transparency Criteria

    IL0029, 2017, Public Participation

  8. Publication of Information Legislative Amendments

    IL0030, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  9. Transparency, Participation, Accessibility of Information in Local Authorities and Ministry of the Interior

    IL0031, 2017, E-Government

  10. Publicly Accessible Databases

    IL0032, 2017, E-Government

  11. Remotely Accessing Government Services

    IL0033, 2017, Capacity Building

  12. Paperless Government

    IL0034, 2017, E-Government

  13. Open-Source Code

    IL0035, 2017, E-Government

  14. Evaluation of Open Government Plan

    IL0036, 2017, OGP

  15. Contracting Between the Government and Private Sector

    IL0016, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  16. Unified Website for Government Offices

    IL0017, 2015, Records Management

  17. Data.Gov

    IL0018, 2015, Open Data

  18. Public's Satisfaction with Government Services

    IL0019, 2015, Public Participation

  19. ATI on Legislation

    IL0020, 2015, Records Management

  20. Civic Participation Tools

    IL0021, 2015, E-Government

  21. Civic Participation

    IL0022, 2015, Public Participation

  22. Review of the Governmental Freedom of Information Unit's Authority

    IL0014, 2015, Capacity Building

  23. Web for FOI

    IL0015, 2015, Right to Information

  24. Establishing a Cross-Sector Forum That Promotes Open Government Programs

    IL0001, 2012, Public Participation

  25. State Budget Information Accessibility

    IL0002, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  26. Publication of Work Plans in Government Offices

    IL0003, 2012, E-Government

  27. Establishing a System of Measurement and Review and Publicizing a Government Service Report to the Public

    IL0004, 2012, Capacity Building

  28. Cooperation Between the Government and the Public in Developing Online Applications

    IL0005, 2012, Private Sector

  29. Public Participation in Policymaking Processes

    IL0006, 2012, Public Participation

  30. Establishing a Freedom of Information Unit in the Ministry of Justice

    IL0007, 2012, Judiciary

  31. Developing Technology Infrastructure for Providing Government Services

    IL0008, 2012, E-Government

  32. Inter-Office Committee for Improving Business Processes

    IL0009, 2012, E-Government

  33. Creating a Government Contact Center (NAMAL - Meeting Point for Citizens)

    IL0010, 2012, E-Government

  34. Online Catalog of Government Services

    IL0011, 2012, E-Government

  35. Establishing a Unit for Government Service to the Public

    IL0012, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  36. Establishing a National Information Technology (IT) Unit Headed by a Government CIO

    IL0013, 2012, E-Government