Political campaign advertisements; increases civil penalty. (HB1177)

Introduced By

Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Requirements for political campaign advertisements; increased civil penalties. Increases the civil penalty from an amount not to exceed $100 to an amount not to exceed $1,000 for violations of the basic requirements and from an amount not to exceed $500 to an amount not to exceed $1,000 for violations of special requirements for radio and television advertisements. The bill also provides for a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500 for a violation occurring during the 14 days before or on election day, and it raises from $5,000 to $10,000 the cap on penalties for multiple broadcasts of one advertisement. As passed, this bill is identical to SB 265. Read the Bill »


04/06/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066665480
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (20-Y 1-N)
01/27/2006Committee substitute printed 060585480-H1
01/30/2006Read first time
01/31/2006Read second time
01/31/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060585480-H1
01/31/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1177H1
02/01/2006Read third time and passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/01/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N)
02/01/2006Communicated to Senate
02/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/21/2006Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1177ER)
03/01/2006Signed by Speaker
03/02/2006Signed by President
03/06/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1177ER)
04/06/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 791 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0791)