H. R. 1439
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 8, 2017
Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico (for himself, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Welch, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. Sarbanes, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. McNerney, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Shea-Porter, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Norcross, Ms. Norton, Mr. Tonko, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Keating, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Evans, Mr. DeFazio, and Mr. Ruiz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To direct the Federal Communications Commission to revise its sponsorship identification rules so as to require the disclosure of the names of significant donors to persons paying for or furnishing broadcast matter or origination cablecasting matter that is political matter or matter involving the discussion of a controversial issue of public importance.
This Act may be cited as the
Keeping Our Campaigns Honest Act of 2017.
Revision to sponsorship identification rules
Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall revise its sponsorship identification rules (sections 73.1212 and 76.1615 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations) so as to provide that, in the case of broadcast matter or origination cablecasting matter that is political matter or matter involving the discussion of a controversial issue of public importance, the announcement required by such sections shall include the names of significant donors to the person the identity of which is required to be disclosed in such announcement.