H.R.4771 - A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require clear identification of candidates for election to Federal office in their television advertisements, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to criminal penalties for such candidates who use false campaign material, and for other purposes.100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Rep. MacKay, Buddy [D-FL-6] (Introduced 06/08/1988)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/15/1988 Referred to Subcommittee on Elections. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4771 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/08/1988)
Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require any television advertisement of a candidate for election to a Federal office to include a clearly readable identification of the candidate, by name and party affiliation, that is readable for the entire length of the advertisement. Prohibits a television advertisement from including the name of an opposing candidate unless such candidate's name is spoken, in every instance, on camera by the candidate paying for the advertisement.
Amends the Federal criminal code to impose penalties upon candidates who use false or unsubstantiated campaign material.