HB 1398

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative


Jim Murphy

Bill Caption

Relating to required disclosures on political advertising.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1398 would add regulation to political advertisements, requiring that the candidate or sponsoring entity to declare the identity of who approves and funds the advertisement. HB 1398 would apply to television, radio, and print advertisements.

Analysis: We oppose HB 1398 because requiring certain language to appear in advertisements is a violation of free speech as well as an unnecessary increase in government regulation.