HB0981 (CH0834)

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Online Electioneering Transparency and Accountability Act

Sponsored by:

Delegate Washington, A.


Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 834

Synopsis:Altering the definition of "campaign material" to include certain material that is disseminated and certain qualifying paid digital communications; altering the definition of "public communication" to include certain qualifying paid digital communications that require a person who makes independent expenditures of a certain amount to file an independent expenditure report with the State Board; requiring, under certain circumstances, an online platform to apply for a compliance waiver before receiving certain payment; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates A. Washington, Korman, and Rosenberg
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0875
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2018
Ways and Means  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Elections
Narrow Subject(s):Advertising
Attorney General
Campaign Financing
Circuit Courts
Data -see also- Census; Demographics
Elections -see also- Ballots; Camp Financ; Pol Cands; Voting
Elections, State Board of
Electronic Communication -see also- Comm; Elec.Gov; Lang; Te
Electronic Government -see also- Electronic Communication
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
International Affairs -see also- Foreign Trade
Political Candidates
Political Committees
Postal Service
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Publications -see also- Maryland Register
Public Information
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rules and Regulations
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Statutes:Article - Election Law
(1-101, 13-306, 13-307, 13-401, 13-403, 13-405, 13-405.1, 13-405.2)

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May 31, 2018 1:02 P.M.