H. R. 5015
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 8, 2019
Mr. Luján (for himself, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Welch, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. McNerney, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Peters, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Norton, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Himes, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Lamb, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Takano, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Morelle, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. DeFazio, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Kim, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, and Mrs. Lee of Nevada) 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
Honest Campaigns Act of 2019.
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.