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HB 0417 - Require Identification of Sponsor of Campaign Advertising
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Johnson,Terry 37th
Last Action: 3/3/2011 - House Second Readers
State Code Titles: 21
House Committee: GAff
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill would require anyone who spends money on any type of advertisement advocating for the election or defeat of a candidate must clearly identify the person, candidate or campaign committee paying for the ad.  No ad may use the name or "any colorable imitation" of the name of a person or organization in such an ad without the authorization of the person or organization.  A violation of this law would be a misdemeanor.


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