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Expand Disclosure Electioneering Communications

Concerning the expanded disclosure of electioneering communications to include the period between the primary election and the general election.
2017 Regular Session
Elections & Redistricting
Bill Summary

An electioneering communication is certain communication that unambiguously refers to a candidate that is disseminated to the public within 30 days before a primary election or within 60 days before a general election.

For purposes of campaign finance disclosure, sections 1 and 2 of the bill expand the definition of this term in the 'Fair Campaign Practices Act' to include any communication that satisfies all other requirements of the definition of the term specified in the state constitution but that is broadcast, printed, mailed, delivered, or distributed between the primary election and the general election.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

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