Political campaign advertisements; print media requirements. (HB1238)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

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

Description

Elections; political campaign advertisements; print media requirements. Changes the requirement that print media disclosures be displayed in a minimum font size of seven point to a requirement that such disclosures be displayed in a font size proportionate to the size of the advertisement. The bill tasks the State Board of Elections with creating standards for meeting the requirement that disclosure statements be displayed in a conspicuous manner in a size proportionate to the size of the advertisement and requires such standards to be promulgated no later than July 1, 2021, with enforcement delayed until January 1, 2024. The provisions of the bill affecting regulants also have a delayed effective date of January 1, 2024. Print media advertisements paid for or distributed prior to July 1, 2024, will not be subject to the State Board of Elections regulations promulgated pursuant to the bill. Read the Bill »

Status

02/24/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102971D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2020Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1238)
01/16/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/17/2020Tabled in Privileges and Elections
01/24/2020Reconsidered by Privileges and Elections - removed from table (19-Y 3-N)
01/24/2020Yea - 19 Lindsey, Simon, Sickles, Rasoul, Price, Krizek, Levine, Adams, D.M., VanValkenburg,
01/24/2020Convers-Fowler, Reid, Askew, Simonds, Orrock, O'Quinn, Head, Rush, Bloxom, Runion
01/24/2020Nay 3 - Cole, M.L., Adams, L.R., McGuire
01/31/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (18-Y 4-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1238E
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20102971D-E
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (81-Y 14-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (81-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1238E)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/18/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Passed by for the day
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 20 seconds.

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