SB 52, California DISCLOSE Act, Fails to Pass Out of the Legislature
The League has supported SB 52 (Leno), the California DISCLOSE Act that would have required the largest funders of political ads to be clearly and legibly identified on the ads themselves. It would have given voters useful, readily understood information about the sources of funding of television, radio, and print ads and robocalls.
As the 2013-2014 legislative session comes to a close, the bill's authors, Senators Mark Leno and Jerry Hill, and the sponsor, the California Clean Money Campaign, announced that SB 52 does not have the support it needed to earn passage this year. Read Senator Leno’s statement.