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Deadvertising Act of 2015

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Deadvertising Act of 2015
Coat of Arms of Alcenia
Long title An act to limit harmful advertising directed towards children among other provisions.
Enacted by the 74th Congress of Alcenia
Effective September 19, 2015
Public law Pub L. 74-122
Compiled Statutes 89 Comp. 154
Acts amended Federal Communications Act of 1994
Titles amended 22 URAC
U.R.A.C. sections amended 744
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House as "Deadvertising Act of 2015" (H.C. 773) by Kevin McMallard (SR-NV) on February 17, 2015
  • Passed the House on August 5, 2015 (177-159)
  • Passed the Senate on September 11, 2015 (20-1)
  • Signed into law by President Grant Carlyle on September 19, 2015
Supreme Court cases
Neil v. Federal Communications Agency

The Deadvertising Act of 2015 (Pub L. 74-122, 89 Comp. 154, enacted September 19, 2015, H.C. 773) is an Alcenian federal law that regulates advertising within the country. Specifically, it sets restrictions on the length of advertisements, the pervasiveness of advertisements, and provisions intended to limit advertising towards children. It amended the Federal Communications Act of 1996, granting the Director of the FCA authority to enforce the provisions of the act. The act was introduced into the House of Commons by Kevin McMallard (SR-NV) and was sponsored by the Social Republican Congressional Conference (SRCC) and by fifteen Christian Democratic members of the Commons. It passed with both bipartisan support and opposition in the House and near-unaminous consent in the Senate, with only one vote against: Senator Karen Mitchell (CD-BK). It was signed into law by President Grant Carlyle on September 19, 2015 and went into effect that same day.

The law was the center of a 2018 Supreme Court case, Neil v. Federal Communications Agency, which upheld the law as constitutional.



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