The Clean Money Campaign reports that SB 52, the Disclose Act, cleared the first of seven hurdles, passing out of the state Senate Elections Committee and on to the Senate Appropriations Committee and then to the full Senate in late May.

Authored by Senators Mark Leno (SD 12) and Jerry Hill (SD 13) and sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign, SB 52 would require political ads to show their top three funders clearly and prominently so voters know who is paying for the ads.

The League of Women Voters of California was among the groups from around the state testifying before the Senate Elections Committee. SB 52 passed the committee on a 4-1 vote with committee chair Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) and Senators Alex Padilla (D-Van Nuys), Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) voting Yes and Senator Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon) voting No.

For more information about the Disclose Act California or to volunteer to help pass it, copy into your browser.  –Carol Kuiper