NYSBA in Washington DC for Service to America Awards and Meetings with Officials

NYSBA President, David Donovan, was in Washington DC yesterday and today. His first stop was to meet with White House officials to gain support for H.R. 5709 the PIRATE Act. In addition, he discussed the problems with federal rules requiring lengthy disclosures on certain types of automobile advertising.  The federal financial disclosure requirements, which occupy a significant amount of time during a 30 second spot, provide a disincentive for automobile retailers to purchase ads on radio and television stations.  We are looking to have the laws changed so stations can simply refer to a website.

Donovan also contacted Senator Markey’s office to discuss his proposed legislation to take Berkshire County out of the Albany television market.

As President of the National Alliance of State Broadcasting Associations, Donovan is accepting an award on behalf of several states during the NAB Service to America Awards. The “Special Presidents Award” is being presented to broadcasters in Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas, California, Montana, Washington, and Oregon, for providing life-saving information during hurricanes, floods and fires.