All the way through from the draft phase, to their introduction in parliament, and on to their enactment, the eLaw concept makes provisions to ensure that legal texts follow a continuous electronic production process and that the application of technology to the text layout process is fully traceable.
This makes eLaw a shining example of how the electronic law creation process can substantially simplify individual steps and above all speed up the time needed starting from the drafting of a bill until it is passed. The electronic law creation process is a modern instrument that makes use of various technical components.
All federal ministries are linked using Web technology to a standardised uniform workflow system that includes a standardised interface for connecting to parliament. This server-based system also includes full-text search and retrieval engine that allows users to find the legal documents they are looking for.
eProcess of law making:
1. Drafts of a bill prepared by a ministry
2. Internal consultation and publication
3. Decision of the Council of Ministers
4. Government bill and publication
5. Process in Parliament (independent system)
6. Decision of the National Council; back to the process of the Federal Chancellery
7. Official publication with server based signature on the Internet.