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HB 659: Sponsorship Identification Disclaimers


Sponsorship Identification Disclaimers; Establishes sponsorship identification disclaimer requirements for certain text messages; modifies existing requirements governing telephone call disclaimers; requires specified persons & organizations sending paid text messages to have & maintain registered agent; provides penalties.

Effective Date: 10/1/2021
Last Action: 4/27/2021 House - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 82 (Ch. 2021-49)
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/1/2021 House • Filed
    2/18/2021 House • Referred to Public Integrity & Elections Committee
    • Referred to State Affairs Committee
    • Now in Public Integrity & Elections Committee
    3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    3/18/2021 House • Added to Public Integrity & Elections Committee agenda
    3/22/2021 House • Favorable by Public Integrity & Elections Committee
    • Reported out of Public Integrity & Elections Committee
    • Now in State Affairs Committee
    3/25/2021 House • Added to State Affairs Committee agenda
    3/29/2021 House • Favorable by State Affairs Committee
    • Reported out of State Affairs Committee
    • Bill released to House Calendar
    • Added to Second Reading Calendar
    4/27/2021 House • Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 82 (Ch. 2021-49)

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  • HB 659, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/1/2021 at 10:37 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Public Integrity and Elections Committee (Post-Meeting) 5/17/2021 (pdf)
    State Affairs Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/29/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 82 (er) Sponsorship Identification Disclaimers Baxley Identical Last Action: 6/9/2021 Chapter No. 2021-49

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    106.011 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    106.071 Independent expenditures; electioneering communications; reports; disclaimers. Page 3 (pdf)
    106.143 Political advertisements circulated prior to election; requirements. Page 3 (pdf)
    106.1439 Electioneering communications; disclaimers. Page 3 (pdf)
    106.147 Telephone solicitation; disclosure requirements; prohibitions; exemptions; penalties. Page 4 (pdf)
    106.1475 Telephone solicitation; registered agent requirements; penalty. Page 8 (pdf)

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