Khan bill prohibiting misuse of artificial intelligence in campaigns heads to full House

HARRISBURG, June 24 – Today, the House State Government Committee approved legislation (H.B. 2353) introduced by state Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Phila., that would prohibit the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) in campaigns.

“Proud that our bipartisan bill passed in committee today aimed at protecting voters from deceptive AI-generated campaign ads,” Khan said. “Bills like HB 2353 help us safeguard our democracy and ensure people’s trust remains strong in our electoral system.”

Under this bill, the dissemination of a campaign advertisement containing an artificially generated impersonation of a candidate would be prohibited if done without consent and with the intent to unduly influence the outcome of the election.

Khan is joined by a bipartisan group of legislators in introducing this legislation, including state Reps. Rob Mercuri, R-Allegheny; Roni Green, D-Phila., Bob Merski, D-Erie; and Chris Pielli, D-Chester.

This bill now heads to the full House for consideration.