(April 27) – The House gave approval to Rep. Mike Weissman’s Stand By Your Ad Act. The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly offered support for disclaimer requirements for political advertisements. 

“Colorado voters deserve to know who is trying to influence or sway our elections,” said Rep. Weissman, D-Aurora. “This bill would ensure transparency in political advertising and could enhance engagement in our political process.” 

This bill will:
·        Provide more complete information to voters about who is trying to impact their elections.
·        More complete information allows the “marketplace of ideas” in politics to function better.
·        Requiring political entities to take ownership of their ads may reduce negative campaigning.
·        More transparency about electoral processes can reduce skepticism of politics & increase participation.

The House approved the bill on a vote of 35-29. HB18-1403 will now go to the Senate. 

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