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Expand Disclosure Electioneering Communications

Concerning expanded disclosure about electioneering communications.
2019 Regular Session
Elections & Redistricting
Bill Summary

Electioneering communications - disclosure during period between primary and general election - disclaimer requirement. The state constitution defines an "electioneering communication" to mean 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, the act expands 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.

The act also requires any person who expends $1,000 or more per calendar year on electioneering communications or regular biennial school electioneering communications to state in the communication the name of the person making the communication in accordance with existing statutory requirements for communication constituting an independent expenditure.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/01/2019 Signed Act PDF
    03/21/2019 Final Act PDF
    03/08/2019 Rerevised PDF
    03/07/2019 Revised PDF
    02/05/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    02/04/2019 Engrossed PDF
    01/10/2019 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details