Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements. (HB881)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), and Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements.  Requires print advertisements to contain sufficient space to display the required disclosure statement in a minimum font size of seven point and provides that an electronic advertisement without sufficient space may meet the disclosure requirement by a link that takes the viewer to a page showing the disclosure statement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103252D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/17/2012Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance Subcommittee
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB881)
02/10/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Committee substitute printed 12104782D-H1
02/10/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB881H1)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104782D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB881H1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (79-Y 20-N 1-A)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 20-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/28/2012Reported from Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Read third time
03/02/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB881ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB881ER)
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 519 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0519)