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S. 1989 (115th): Honest Ads Act

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About the bill

Television and radio have long been required to disclose the purchasers and content of all who purchase advertisements on their stations. Internet companies have not.

A newly introduced bill would be the first to hold internet ads to the same transparency requirements.

What the bill does

The Honest Ads Act, numbered S. 1989 in the Senate and H.R. 4077 in the House, would mandate that internet companies reveal the identities and content of advertisements related to elections or campaigns.

Specifically, this would be done by amending a decades-old existing ...

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017
Length: 22 pages
Introduced
Oct 19, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 19, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Oct 19, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1989 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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