Thursday, February 7, 2008

Morgan Carroll's Spam Reduction Act Gets Committee Nod

The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposed "Spam Reduction Act" Wednesday, sending the bill aimed at lowering the volume of spam clogging Coloradans' email inboxes to the House floor.

HB 1178, sponsored by Rep. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, criminalizes the sending of commercial email messages that are deceptive or unsolicited or which mask the identity of the true sender. It also grants limited immunity from civil lawsuits to internet service providers that protect account holders from receiving spam.

The bill now moves on the House floor.

Carroll has posted tips for consumers concerned about the spam on her website.