New California DISCLOSE ACT, SB 52, Introduced by Senators Leno and Hill
SB 52 Requires That Political Ads Clearly Disclose Their Top Three Funders
SACRAMENTO - A new effort to give voters the information they need by requiring significantly greater transparency in political ads was launched with the introduction of a new California DISCLOSE Act by Senators Mark Leno and Jerry Hill. Over 350 organizations and leaders endorsed the last version, with over 84,000 Californians signing petitions urging the legislature to pass it.
SB?52 will require that the top three funders of political ads be clearly and unambiguously identified, on the ads themselves, as well as require committee websites to list their major funders. It applies to advertising for ballot measure campaigns, independent expenditures such as Super PACS, and issue advocacy.
"We are thrilled that Senators Leno and Hill are taking
the lead to push this crucial transparency
legislation", said Trent Lange, President of the
California Clean Money Campaign, the sponsor of SB?52.
"There is a growing movement of Californians demanding
the California DISCLOSE Act because people want to know who
is really paying for political ads, whether they are hidden
out-of-state billionaires behind Super PACs or the largest
special interests in California."
The California Clean Money Campaign is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that has been dedicated to educating the public about the need to lessen the unfair influence of Big Money on election campaigns since 2001.? For further information, visit www.CAclean.org.
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