SB 0786 Regulates unsolicited commercial electronic mail
Sponsor:Goode Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3137S.02I Fiscal Note:3137-02
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:01/08/04 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce & the Environment Journal page:S79
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SB 786 - This act pertains to unsolicited electronic mail and subscribers' defense against the transmission of such communications.

Any person who has subscribed to the state or federal database shall be considered a subscriber who has notified a sender not to initiate the transmission of any further unsolicited electronic mail (Section 407.1138).

This act employs a date of July 1, 2005, after which no unsolicited electronic mail shall be transmitted to subscribers who have given notice to the attorney general (Section 407.1148).

This act authorizes the creation and maintenance of a database containing electronic addresses of subscribers who object to receiving unsolicited mail. The database is to be maintained by the attorney general and is to be in operation no later than July 1, 2005 (Section 407.1149).

This act authorizes the attorney general to include Missouri's list of based e-mail subscribers if and when there is a national database created for the same purpose; to allow subscribers the opportunity to object to unsolicited electronic mail via inclusion in a database.

The information contained in the database will not be used for any other purpose other than that which is necessary for compliance, and shall not be considered public record.

The General Assembly may appropriate funds, including the merchandising practices revolving fund, to establish and maintain the database.

No later than February 1, 2005, the Attorney General shall promulgate rules governing the establishment and maintenance of the state database.

This act is similar to SB 10 (2003).