Government Relations News
Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly are locked in a heated battle over the state’s budget for the new fiscal year, which began on July 1st. During his successful election campaign last year, Rauner had proposed extending the sales tax to a number of services, including advertising on billboards, radio and television as well as ad agency services.
Last month, the Digital Citizens Alliance and MediaLink LLC issued a report on the profitability of ad-supported online piracy, “Good Money Still Going Bad: Digital Thieves and the Hijacking of the Online Ad Business,” which found that revenues from ad-supported content theft remain basically unchanged since last year.
The leadership in the North Carolina Senate has developed a budget bill that would extend the sales tax (which is currently 4.75 percent) to advertising and several other services.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance on June 9 to require labels on advertisements for beverages, including certain sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and iced teas that have contain more than 25 calories from sweeteners per 12 ounces.
Statement from Dan Jaffe, Group Executive Vice President of Government Relations in response to a letter from 87 Members of Congress to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) opposing proposals to amortize advertising deductions.
Yesterday SB1833, a bill that would dramatically increase the potential liability for marketers in the event of a data breach, passed by a vote of 63-52 in the Illinois House.
Legislation that would dramatically increase the potential liability for marketers in the event of a data breach was approved by the Illinois Senate today.
Legislators in Illinois are currently considering a bill that would drastically increase advertisers’ liability in the event of a data breach.
ANA has filed comments with the Senate Finance Committee's Business Income Tax Working Group on tax reform, expressing our opposition to any change in the current full deductibility of advertising costs.
Last week, Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced a bipartisan draft bill on data security and data breach notification.
The Brand Activation Association (BAA), a division of the ANA, has filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of the Commission’s proposed amendment to Section 73.1216 of the Rules Related to Broadcast Licensee-Conducted Contests (“Contest Rule”).
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) today announced major updates to the BBB Code of Advertising to reflect changes in the ways advertisers reach consumers, including online and in social media.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has reintroduced the bipartisan Innovation Reform Act of 2015.
On January 30, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that POM Wonderful LLC’s claims that its pomegranate products combat heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction aren’t adequately backed by research.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on January 15 that he intends to propose legislation to rewrite the state’s data security law.
The 2014 ANA Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Issues Affecting Advertising is now available.
Yesterday, ANA sent letters to the members of the Nevada Delegation to Congress marking the start of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show which begins today with over 150,000 attendees in Las Vegas.
The 2015 ominbus spending bill retains the requirement that the Federal Trade Commission must complete a cost/benefit analysis before completing the Interagency Working Group for Food Marketed to Children (IWG) report.
This morning, ANA filed comments to ICANN regarding the proposal from the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Sub-Group on Geographic Names to expand GAC control over the assignment of geo-based names through the creation of ill-defined new sources of GAC and local government objections.
Earlier this month, the FDA announced its plans to undertake three new studies relating to direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising.