Legislative Activity: Advertising 2009

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Legislative Activity: Advertising 2009

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These bills specifically place or remove restrictions on the advertising of alcoholic beverage products regardless of where it may be found, including but not limited to: out-of-home (e.g. billboards), print, and electronic media. Bills addressing general advertising issues are not included.

California Senate Bill 336
SUMMARY: Exempts the display of advertising of alcoholic beverages at arenas on public land with a capacity of 5,000 seats or more if the beverage product advertised is consumed on the premises and was advertised on the premises prior to July 1, 2008.
SPONSOR(S): Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana)

Massachusetts House Bill 1113
SUMMARY: Prohibits alcohol advertising on commonwealth property.
SPONSOR(S): Representative Martin J. Walsh (D-Boston)

New York Assembly Bills 2475, 1305, and 5635 (same as Senate Bill 2958).
SUMMARY: No billboard for alcoholic beverages can be erected within 1,000 feet of any school or playground.
SPONSOR(S): AB 2475: Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon)
AB 1305: Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright (D-Manhattan)
AB 5635: Assemblyman Karim Camara (D-Brooklyn)
SB 2958: Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn)

New York Assembly Bill 6545
SUMMARY: No billboard advertising for alcohol or tobacco products shall be erected or maintained within a one mile radius of any school or daycare center.
SPONSOR(S): Assemblymen Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn), Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach), Jose Rivera (D-Bronx)*

New York Assembly Bill 6411
SUMMARY: Prohibits mass transit facilities in a city with a population of one million or more from advertising the sale or use of tobacco products or alcohol.
SPONSOR(S): Assemblymen Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn), Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D-Brooklyn), and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach)*

Ohio House Bill 353
SUMMARY: Authorizes the board of education of any school district to sell advertising space on school buses operated in its district. Alcohol advertising is to be prohibited.
SPONSOR(S): Representatives Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Tom Letson (D-Warren)

Pennsylvania 2009-2010 House Bill 79
SUMMARY: Prohibits licensees from placing advertisements for alcoholic beverages on any property of a state-funded public transit system.
SPONSOR(S): Representative Ronald R. Donatucci (D-Philadelphia)

*More than 3 sponsors listed

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