SB 0070 Prohibits certain fraudulent use of the Internet
LR Number:0453L.01I Fiscal Note:0453-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:02/14/01 - SCS Voted Do Pass w/SCS SBs 70 & 255 S Civil & Journal page:
Criminal Jurisprudence Committee (0453S.03C)
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SBs 70 & 255 - This act prohibits a person from operating an Internet website which causes another person's computer to dial a telephone number for which a charge is assessed without the other person's consent. A violation is a Class A misdemeanor unless the long distance charges exceed five hundred dollars, in which case the violation is a Class C felony. The act provides for venue where the victim resides or where the crime occurred. This portion of the act is similar to SB 70.

The act also adds electronic mail messages as a method by which a person may commit the crime of harassment, and prohibits the use of electronic mail to send obscene or indecent commercial messages. This provision is similar to SB 255.