Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Anti-Spam Bill Gets Unanimous Final House Approval

A bill that would make it a misdemeanor to deceptive or unsolicited commercial email got unanimous approval on third and final reading in the House today.

HB 1178, sponsored by Rep. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, passed 64-0. The bill also gives Internet service providers immunity from civil liability for transmitting spam over their email networks if they take certain actions to prevent spam transmissions.

The proposed Spam Reduction Act of 2008 now heads to the Senate, where it is sponsored by Sen. Bob Hagedorn, D-Aurora.