Carolina is among a growing list of states to take up the fight
against unwanted junk e-mail, or “spam.”
approved by the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, H3140
could come up for a vote in the House as early as next month, The Augusta Chronicle reported.
Internet is a wonderful, important tool for us in our daily lives,”
the bill’s sponsor, Rep. James Smith, D-Columbia, told the newspaper.
“But with the constant influx of unsolicited e-mail, or spam, it
robs the benefit of that tool when you spend an inordinate amount
of time deleting that e-mail.”
other states have passed similar legislation, while others continue
to seek their own ban.
bill would create a database of residents who do not want to receive
unsolicited e-mails. Companies who violate that provision could
face fines between $10,000 and $25,000.