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June 12, 2024  •  

New York General Assembly Adjourns

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The New York General Assembly adjourned on June 8. Lawmakers introduced various bills on the use of materially deceptive media or synthetic media in political communications. Of these bills, only Senate Bill 9678B passed, which contains technical changes to better […]

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A special election for Senate District 45 will take place on the day of the general election, November 5. Sen. Kelly Morrison, Assistant Majority Leader, announced Thursday she is resigning her seat to launch her bid to represent Minnesota’s 3rd […]

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The second regular session of the 102nd General Assembly adjourned sine die as of midnight May 30, in accordance with the constitution. Lawmakers passed a campaign finance bill permitting committees to use credit cards and debit cards authorized and paid […]

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The Legislature adjourned May 29. Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2412 preventing candidates who were not in the primary from being listed on the ballot at the general election. However, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Gail Noll issued a temporary injunction […]

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Lawmakers passed a bill modifying the restrictions and penalties for using deep fakes to influence elections before adjourning May 20. Effective August 1, House File 4772 changes the standard from reasonably knowing to acting with reckless disregard about whether the […]

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Gov. Mike DeWine called a special session of the General Assembly to begin on Tuesday, May 28. The purpose of the first special session in 20 years is to pass legislation ensuring both major party presidential candidates will be on […]

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The West Virginia Legislature has convened the anticipated special session for the month of May. The session started on the 19th and has already resulted in agreement on several critical pieces of the state budget legislation. Provided funding will include […]

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The Alabama Legislature adjourned earlier than expected this year on May 9. Lawmakers declined to pass a bill to rewrite large portions of the Alabama Ethics Act. House Bill 227 would have relaxed gift restrictions; weakened powers of the Alabama […]

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The second regular session of the Wisconsin State Assembly concluded on May 15. During the session, lawmakers passed campaign finance bills related to disclosures and lobbyist contributions. Assembly Bill 664 requires any audio or video communication paid for by a […]

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The Alaska Legislature adjourned sine die on May 16 after pushing through a flurry of bills in the final days. The Senate adjourned right before the midnight hour on Wednesday while the House continued to work into Thursday morning. This […]

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday, May 10. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 875, which overhauls the Vermont ethics laws. The bill grants the Ethics Commission the power to perform investigations and hearings. Additionally, the […]

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On May 9, a New York appellate court unanimously upheld a lower court decision finding the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (COELIG) unconstitutional. The court found COELIG violates the governor’s ability to enforce ethics laws as many members […]

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The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 8. During the session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 253 concerning foreign political spending. The bill prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions or expenditures and individuals from receiving contributions from foreign nationals. […]

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Lawmakers adjourned sine die on Thursday May 9. Passed bills include compensation for college sports athletes which, if signed by the governor, allows colleges to directly support college athletes while they play for the school’s team. Any bill left alive […]

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