New Campaign Disclosure Law Approved in New York

Nick Reisman

November 14, 2019

Originally published in Spectrum News on November 14, 2019.

A measure that requires campaign committees and candidates to include a “paid for by” disclaimer on print, digital, display and auditory ads was approved this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The bill in essence aligns New York’s paid campaign advertising disclosure rules with the federal government’s own regulations for ads.

At the same time, the law is meant to end the practice of anonymous mailings during political campaigns.