RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A Riverside County lawmaker's bill requiring mass text messages sent for political purposes to contain specific language identifying who is sending them will be state law on Jan. 1.
Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes' AB 201, the Text Message Disclose Act, was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday.
"AB 201 ... provides California voters with information about who is paying for campaign text messages without burdening the ability to communicate a political message,'' said Cervantes, D-Corona. "Voters deserve to know which entities are paying for the campaign media that is being sent to them, and the reforms provided by AB 201 accomplish that goal. This new law ensures that California continues to lead the way on requiring transparency in political campaigns.''