False statements during campaigns; civil penalty. (HB845)

Introduced By

Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

False statements during campaigns; civil penalty. Prohibits a candidate from, with actual malice, sponsoring a political advertisement that contains a false statement of material fact, or otherwise making, publishing, disseminating, or circulating a false statement of material fact, about another candidate for the office to which the sponsoring candidate is seeking to be elected, if such statement is calculated to injure the targeted candidate or his candidacy. Any violation shall be proven by clear and convincing evidence, and, if so proven, a civil penalty of $2,500 shall be assessed against the sponsoring candidate. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2018Committee
01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102155D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB845)
02/13/2018Left in Privileges and Elections