Maine LD 790: An Act To Make Political Advertising Accountable and Transparent

LD 790 (subjects: ELECTIONS , CAMPAIGNS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=790&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Eleanor Espling of New Gloucester: (R – District 65) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/10/2015 House Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/11/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
4/14/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Make Political Advertising Accountable and Transparent

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 1055-A, sub- 3 is enacted to read:

3. Communications depicting wildlife management. Whenever a person makes an expenditure for a communication described in subsection 1 that includes a message regarding wildlife management practices, the communication must clearly and conspicuously state whether the wildlife management practice included or depicted in the message is a lawful practice in the State. If the communication includes an image or video of a wildlife management practice, the communication must clearly and conspicuously state the location where the image or video was created and the date on which it was made.

summary

This bill requires a communication that is intended to influence a ballot question election and that depicts a wildlife management practice to include information about any image or video used in the communication whether or not the practice is legal in the State. It also requires that if a communication includes an image or video of a wildlife management practice the communication must state the location where the image or video was created and the date on which it was made.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 790 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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