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Hearing Next Week on Massachusetts Ad Ban Bill

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."

The bill was introduced by Representative Martin Walsh and will be heard before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.  Contact information for that Committee is available at http://www.mass.gov/legis

ANA will be submitting testimony opposing the bill.

If you have any information or questions about the Massachusetts bill, please contact Keith Scarborough in ANA's Washington, DC office at kscarborough@ana.net or (202) 296-1883.

Legislative and Regulatory Issues Tracking

ANA's Washington, DC office works to protect the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers.   The scope of legislation, regulations, and court cases impacting the marketing community continues to be extremely broad, extending to issues as diverse as online privacy, prescription drug advertising, restrictions on the tax deductibility of advertising costs and the regulatory powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

ANA's Washington, DC office plays a leading role in protecting the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. At the end of each year, we prepare a Compendium which describes our efforts on the broad range of issues we have faced. 

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Alliance for Family Entertainment

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is a coalition of national advertisers, supported by the ANA, which represents almost 40% of all U.S. television advertising dollars..

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SAG/AFTRA

ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) conduct broadcast talent negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) through the Joint Policy Committee, or JPC.

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