February 5, 2019
Denver, CO – The Colorado State Senate today voted to approve SB19-068, Expand Disclosure Electioneering Communications, a bill which would require expanded disclosure of funding behind campaign communications. SB19-068passed the Senate by a 23-to-12 vote and now moves to the House for consideration.
“This legislation will strengthen our democracy, and I am incredibly proud that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and I worked together to ensure greater transparency during our elections,” said prime sponsor Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada). “Coloradans deserve to know who is behind the messages they see before they head to the polls, and this bill will ensure that the entities who send out fliers or any other electioneering communication must publicly stand by their ads.”
SB19-068 would require any person or entity spending more than $1000 per year on electioneering communications to publicly state — on the communication itself — the name of the person or entity making it. The bill would also increase transparency and accountability in our elections by including electioneering communications that occur any point between the primary and general election.
For more information about SB19-068, visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-068.