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AB-1044 Paid political advertisements.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1044


Introduced by Assembly Member Hueso

February 22, 2013


An act to amend Section 20008 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1044, as introduced, Hueso. Paid political advertisements.
Existing law requires a paid political advertisement that refers to an election or to any candidate for state or local elective office and that is contained in or distributed with a newspaper to bear the words “Paid Political Advertisement.”
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 20008 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

20008.
 (a) Any paid political advertisement that refers to an election or to any candidate for state or local elective office and that is contained in or distributed with a newspaper, shall bear on each surface or page thereof of the advertisement, in type or lettering at least half as large as the type or lettering of the advertisement or in 10-point roman type, whichever is larger, the words “Paid Political Advertisement.” The words shall be set apart from any other printed matter.

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(b) As used in this section “paid political advertisement” shall mean and shall be limited to, means published statements paid for by advertisers for purposes of supporting or defeating any person who has filed for an elective state or local office.