Government Relations News
There will be a hearing on Tuesday, September 8th on a bill in the Massachusetts General Court (House Bill 1113) that would prohibit alcohol advertising on "any property owned or operated by the Commonwealth."
Yesterday, a suit was filed in Maine federal court by Maine Independent Colleges Association, Maine Press Association, Netchoice and Reed Elsevier challenging the Maine "Act to Prevent Predatory Marketing Practices Against Minors." This law severely restricts the collection, transfer and use of "personal information" or "health-related information" from minors, presumably anyone under age 18.
A coalition of companies and industry groups plans to file a lawsuit next week in federal court in Maine to challenge the Maine "Act to Prevent Predatory Marketing Practices Against Minors."
ANA has been working with a coalition of marketers and other industry groups to determine how best to respond to a new law in Maine that severely restricts the collection and use of "personal information" or "health-related information" from minors, presumably anyone under age 18.
Governor John Baldacci of Maine recently signed LD 1183, a bill that severely restricts the collection and use of personal or health-related information from minors.
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are seriously considering taxing advertising in order to raise revenue to finance health care reform.
Key Trade Groups Release Comprehensive Privacy Principles for Use And Collection of Behavioral Data in Online Advertising
A group of the nation's largest media and marketing trade associations today released self-regulatory principles to protect consumer privacy in ad-supported interactive media that will require advertisers and Web sites to clearly inform consumers about data collection practices and enable them to exercise control over that information.
Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed into law landmark legislation granting the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products, including advertising.
The nation's largest advertisers are mobilizing to prevent Congress from imposing restrictions on the tax deductibility of the cost of advertising prescription drugs. Leading members of the House Ways and Means Committee are considering a proposal that would eliminate the tax deductibility for prescription medications, while a similar proposal is gaining traction in the Senate Finance Committee.
New York Congressman Charles Rangel, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the tax-writing committee, indicated today in an article in Congressional Quarterly that he would support limits on the deductibility of marketing costs for prescription drugs.
The United States Senate Finance Committee is seriously considering taxing advertising in order to raise revenue to finance health care reform.
The Democrats in the Arizona Senate and House have proposed a budget plan that would tax most business services, including advertising.
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (S. 982) early next week.
ANA, along with a coalition of advertisers and Internet service providers has again urged members of the New York State Legislature to reject legislation that would impose serious new state-specific restrictions on online behavioral advertising.
ANA, along with the 4A’s and the AAF, has filed reply comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its Notice of Inquiry seeking input on whether television ratings should be applied to commercials, allowing them to be blocked by technologies such as the v-chip.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is scheduled to vote next week on a major tobacco bill, the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act” (S.982).
ANA has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to disavow any effort to require content ratings for TV commercials so that the V-chip or other tools could be used to block them from the programming in which they appear.
ANA has filed supplemental comments with ICANN in opposition to their proposal to greatly expand the available level of generic top level domain names.
The omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed on Friday, March 13 by the President is accompanied by an explanatory statement calling for a working group of four government agencies to study whether standards are needed for marketing of foods and beverages to children under 17.