Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 445

    February Session, 2010

Substitute House Bill No. 5471

House of Representatives, April 12, 2010

The Committee on Government Administration and Elections reported through REP. SPALLONE of the 36th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

9-601

Sec. 2

from passage

New section

Sec. 3

from passage

9-601a(a)

Sec. 4

from passage

9-602(a) and (b)

Sec. 5

from passage

9-605(d)

Sec. 6

from passage

9-612(e)

Sec. 7

from passage

9-613

Sec. 8

from passage

9-614

Sec. 9

from passage

9-620

Sec. 10

from passage

9-621

Sec. 11

from passage

9-622

Sec. 12

from passage

9-718

GAE

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Type of Political Communication

Requirement

Written communication, including one that is typed, printed, or web-based

The material must bear upon its face:

n “Paid for by” and the name of the entity, the chief executive officer (CEO) or equivalent, and the principal business address and

n “This message was made independent of any candidate or political party.”

Television or Internet video advertising

The end of the video must show, for at least four seconds:

n a clearly identifiable image of the entity's CEO or equivalent and

n a simultaneous, personal audio message, stating “I am (name of entity's CEO or equivalent), (title) of (entity). This message was made independent of any candidate or political party, and I approved its content.”

Radio or Internet audio advertising

The communication must include a personal audio statement by the CEO or equivalent:

n identifying the entity paying for the expenditure and

n indicating that the message was made independent of any candidate or political party, using the following form: “I am (name of entity's CEO or equivalent), (title) of (entity). This message was made independent of any candidate or political party, and I approved its content.”

“Robo Calls” (i.e., automated telephone calls)

The narrative of the telephone call must identify the entity and its CEO or equivalent

Yea

14

Nay

0

(03/24/2010)

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