From the Office of Senator Robert Duncan, District 28

For Immediate Release
February 27, 2003
Contact: Deon Daugherty
512-463-0128, office
512-619-5473, cell

Sen. Duncan and Rep. McCall file legislation targeting unsolicited email

AUSTIN - Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, has filed Senate Bill 698 with House Bill 1282 from Rep. Brian McCall, R- Plano, to minimize unsolicited commercial email, which is commonly known as SPAM.

"It's time to can SPAM," Duncan said. "The proliferation of adult-oriented SPAM in recent years has made it clear the Legislature needs to act. Not only are these messages a nuisance, but they assault Texans' morality."

McCall said he is concerned about the privacy issues surrounding unsolicited emails.

"I, like many Texans, do not believe we must sift through our email accounts so that unscrupulous actors can continue to send unwanted, unsolicited emails," McCall said.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott supports the work of these lawmakers to reduce unsolicited electronic mail received by Texas consumers.

"The legislation will help my office better serve the consumers of Texas who are barraged by unsolicited and unwanted e-mail," he said.

The legislation is also supported by industry leaders, including the American Electronics Association.

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