Campaign advertisements; independent expenditures, electioneering communications, disclaimer. (SB318)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


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 advertisement 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 22104251D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2022Committee substitute printed 22104735D-S1
01/19/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB318S1)
01/20/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Read second time
01/21/2022Reading of substitute waived
01/21/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104735D-S1
01/21/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB318S1
01/24/2022Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/01/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #2
03/02/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
03/08/2022Left in Privileges and Elections