This is a clip from my local San Francisco news station KTVU, from last Monday night.
(Many apologies for the late turn around - I am swamped people! Swamped!)
The bill would protect a business's right to send correspondence to its existing customer base, while providing a cash bounty to users-at-large who are the first to report spam.
More on this in the days to come -- as you can see I've started a category to start tracking spam legislation as it inches along through the various State Legislatures.
I think this kind of legislation is very important. We need it, but we need to protect the right to send unsolicited email. (I get great unsolicited email all the time, and I probably send even more of it.)
Lofgren's Anti-Spam Bill, KTVU - Channel 2 News 4-28-03 (Small - 6 MB)
Lofgren's Anti-Spam Bill, KTVU - Channel 2 News 4-28-03 (Hi-Res - 97 MB)
Audio - Lofgren's Anti-Spam Bill, KTVU - Channel 2 News 4-28-03 (MP3 - 4 MB)