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Kazakhstan

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance.
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance.
Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site.
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website.
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public: Only the total amount; A summary of the main elements; The complete budget
A summary of the main elements
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes

Access to parliament

Notes
MPs invite relevant and responsible stakeholders, including representatives of NGOs. No specific restrictions.
Notes
MPs invite relevant and responsible stakeholders, including representatives of NGOs. No specific restrictions.
There is a dedicated channel for broadcasting parliamentary meetings A dedicated channel is one that is mainly about parliament, and is accessible free of charge to the general public. The channel might be owned by Parliament or a public or private company. Dedicated channels may be broadcast by parliament, government, or another broadcaster. They may be carried on television, radio or the Internet (webcasting).
Media used for the dedicated channel
TV
Webcast
Meetings broadcast on the dedicated channel
Plenary sittings

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
No
Categories of Information that are exempt from disclosure Certain categories of information may be exempt from disclosure
A key element to ensure full access to information is the introduction of e-government and e-parliament. First steps to implement it are already completed: e-government started to operate and e-parliament will be launched in 2015-2016 as the measures necessary to ensure access to information. Constitution and other different law and regulations of the Republic of Kazakhstan cover Freedom of Information aspects. Implement the right of citizens to information and ensure information openness in Government and Parliament is under adoption of the Draft Law "On Access to Public Information", which is called in other countries as FOI. The Draft Law is under Lower Chamber consideration now.

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
Source
Currently being developed.
There is a register of accredited lobbyists