AB 1648: CA DISCLOSE ACT Passes through the State Assembly
With 50 votes in favor, the proposed bill aiming to bring transparency back to Californian political campaigns passed successfully through the California State Assembly on Monday, August 20th. The proposed legislation authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley and sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign (CCMC), would amend the Political Reform Act of 1974 and require all public political campaign advertisements in all media forms to clearly display or broadcast the three largest funders of the ad within the advertisement itself.
While no Republicans voted in favor, the bill made it through its first major hurdle and now faces the challenge of passing through two State Senate Committees and a floor vote by August 31st. If successfully passed through the Senate, this bill will find itself on the governor’s desk by the end of fall 2012 and likely onto the June 2014 ballot.
Join the Green Chamber of Commerce and other statewide endorsers of this clean money campaign by signing the petition here: California Clean Money Campaign (CCMC)