Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements, advertisements placed, etc. (HB76)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 23 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach, Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements; advertisements placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform. Subjects any message that is placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform to the same disclosure requirements to which print media, television, and radio advertisements are subject. The bill defines "online platform" as any public-facing website, web application, or digital application, including a social network, ad network, or search engine, that sells advertisements and has at least 50 million unique monthly United States visitors or users for a majority of months during the preceding 12 months. The bill expands the definition of "print media" to include any non-video or non-audio message placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform, subjects advertisements in video format that are placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform to the same disclosure requirements to which television advertisements are subject, and subjects advertisements in audio format that are placed or promoted for a fee on an online platform to the same disclosure requirements to which radio advertisements are subject. Amends § 24.2-955, § 24.2-955.1, § 24.2-957, § 24.2-958, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100684D
12/06/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB76)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Continued to 2019 in Privileges and Elections
11/30/2018Left in Privileges and Elections

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