Campaign advertisements; independent expenditures, electioneering communications, etc. (HB489)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Campaign advertisements; independent expenditures; electioneering communications; disclaimer requirements. Broadens the scope of disclaimer requirements for campaign advertisements to include electioneering communications, as defined in the bill, and messages advocating for the passage or defeat of a referendum. The bill also requires an advertisement that is an independent expenditure or expressly advocates for the passage or defeat of a referendum, to contain a disclaimer providing the names of the sponsor's three largest contributors or individuals representing a contributor that is not an individual. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104045D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB489)
01/24/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Privileges and Elections