HB 446 (BR 448) - C. Geveden, M. Cherry, R. Wilkey
AN ACT relating to political advertising.
Amend KRS 121.015 to define "full screen," "radio," "scan line," "sponsor," "television," and "unobscured"; amend KRS 121.190 to require political advertisements on radio or television to comply with additional disclosure requirements; require television advertisements purchased by candidates, executive committees, permanent committees, individuals, or other sponsors that support or oppose the election of one or more clearly identified candidates to include specified statements and the placement of an unobscured, full screen picture of the disclosing individual; require radio advertisements purchased by candidates, executive committees, permanent committees, individuals, or other sponsors that support or oppose the election of one or more clearly identified candidates to include specified statements; require disclosure for jointly sponsored advertisements; provide for civil penalties for violation; amend KRS 121.990 penalty requirements to conform.
HB 446 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions, except delete definition of "scan line" in KRS 121.015; require disclaimers on radio or television advertising that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate to include audio statements by the candidate and states that the candidate has approved the communication; require written disclaimers; apply requirements to sponsors, executive committees, permanent committees, or other persons paying for communications; provide that disclaimers apply unless in conflict with the Federal Communications Act; provide that no radio or television station shall be held responsible for the content of the disclaimers.
Feb 3-introduced in House
Feb 4-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Feb 10-posted in committee
Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2004
Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 73-18 with Committee Substitute
Mar 8-received in Senate
Mar 11-to State and Local Government (S)