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Article 5. Disclosure in Advertisements - California Government Code Section 84511

84511.  (a) This section applies to a committee that does either of
the following:
   (1) Makes an expenditure of five thousand dollars ($5,000) or more
to an individual for his or her appearance in an advertisement that
supports or opposes the qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot
measure.
   (2) Makes an expenditure of any amount to an individual for his or
her appearance in an advertisement that supports or opposes the
qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot measure and that states
or suggests that the individual is a member of an occupation that
requires licensure, certification, or other specialized, documented
training as a prerequisite to engage in that occupation.
   (b) A committee described in subdivision (a) shall file, within 10
days of the expenditure, a report that includes all of the
following:
   (1) An identification of the measure that is the subject of the
advertisement.
   (2) The date of the expenditure.
   (3) The amount of the expenditure.
   (4) The name of the recipient of the expenditure.
   (5) For a committee described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a),
the occupation of the recipient of the expenditure.
   (c) An advertisement paid for by a committee described in
paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall include a disclosure statement
stating "(spokesperson's name) is being paid by this campaign or its
donors" in highly visible roman font shown continuously if the
advertisement consists of printed or televised material, or spoken in
a clearly audible format if the advertisement is a radio broadcast
or telephonic message.
   (d) (1) An advertisement paid for by a committee described in
paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) shall include a disclosure statement
stating "Persons portraying members of an occupation in this
advertisement are compensated spokespersons not necessarily employed
in those occupations" in highly visible roman font shown continuously
if the advertisement consists of printed or televised material, or
spoken in a clearly audible format if the advertisement is a radio
broadcast or telephonic message.
   (2) A committee may omit the disclosure statement required by this
subdivision if all of the following are satisfied with respect to
each individual identified in the report filed pursuant to
subdivision (b) for that advertisement:
   (A) The occupation identified in the report is substantially
similar to the occupation portrayed in the advertisement.
   (B) The committee maintains credible documentation of the
appropriate license, certification, or other training as evidence
that the individual may engage in the occupation identified in the
report and portrayed in the advertisement and makes that
documentation immediately available to the Commission upon request.




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