MD HB198 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)
Status: Introduced on January 16 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-21 - Hearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: House Ways and Means Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Prohibiting certain persons from willfully or knowingly influencing or attempting to influence a voter's decision to go to the polls or to cast a vote for a particular candidate by publishing, distributing, or disseminating a deepfake online within 90 days of an election; providing that the prohibition does not apply to a person who discloses certain information on the deepfake; providing that a certain person who violates the Act is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be subject to a certain fine and imprisonment or both; etc.

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Election Law - Online Campaign Material - Use of Deepfakes



2020-01-21HouseHearing 2/06 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-21HouseHearing canceled
2020-01-20HouseHearing 2/04 at 1:00 p.m.
2020-01-16HouseFirst Reading Ways and Means


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Election Law1101(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law13401.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law13405.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Election Law13602(n/a)See Bill Text

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