HB 430 Establishes the Taxpayer Transparency Act

Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -


HB 430 - This act establishes the Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2015.

Each communication funded by a public governmental body for advertising or educational purposes must clearly state specified information. If the communication is printed, it must include a statement that it is printed and published at taxpayer expense in sufficient type size and reasonable color contrast to be clearly readable by the recipient and within a box set apart from the other contents of the communication. If the communication is transmitted through radio, television, Internet, or other means, the communication must include a statement which is conveyed in a clearly spoken manner that it is produced and disseminated at taxpayer expense. Any email communication must be of sufficient type size and reasonable color contrast to be clearly readable by the recipient and be set apart from the other contents of the communication.

Advertisements regarding information or a solicitation for a state contract, bid, grant, or state funding and an employment opportunity are exempt from these provisions.

The provisions of this act are not retroactive.

SCOTT SVAGERA


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