Bill Summary for H 1072 (2023-2024)

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May 22 2024

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 1072 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Intro. by Cleveland, Riddell.

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Adds new GS 163-273.18A, requiring disclaimers for use of artificial intelligence (AI) in political advertisements. Defines AI and political advertisement. Specifies that if a political advertisement is created in whole or in part by using AI, the advertisement must bear in its legend or include the statement that the advertisement was created using AI, in addition to following the general disclosure requirements under GS 163-278.39. Requires the disclosure to adhere to the size requirements provided in GS 163-278.39(b) if the AI is used in a political ad distributed through social media and for the disclosure statement to last at least two seconds if the ad is transmitted through automated calling. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a candidate, candidate campaign committee, political party organization, political action committee, referendum committee, individual, or other sponsor using AI in a political advertisement to fail to include the required disclaimer. Makes conforming changes to GS 75-104(b) (concerning automated calling) to refer to the required disclosure for automated phone calls. Applies to political ads using AI on or after the act becomes law.