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eLaw

The legal texts go through a consistent electronic production route from the first draft formulation, assessment and submission to the government until discussion in Parliament and the official announcement on the Internet.

The basic concept of the eLaw project is that legal texts go through a consistent electronic production route from the first draft formulation, assessment and submission to the government until discussion in Parliament and the official announcement on the Internet. The path of the text formulation is entirely transparent thanks to the use of technology and is thus a prime example of how the process of producing documents in electronic form constitutes a substantial simplification of the individual work steps and above all a substantial acceleration of the legislation and announcement procedure. The electronic production of legal documents is a state-of-the-art instrument that uses diverse technical components. In addition to a uniform standard workflow system which all federal ministries are connected to on the basis of Web technology and are connected to the Parliament via a standardised interface. A search engine component is also integrated in the server-based system (full text retrieval), enabling the various legal documents to be found.

At the end of the process (assessment, submission to the government and announcement in the Federal Law Gazette (BGBl)), the documents are published in the legal information system.

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The Legal Information System in Austria (RIS, in German)