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August 15, 2005

Florida state lawmakers join fight against spam

Two Florida legislators want to "slam spam," adding criminal penalties to those caught flooding inboxes with junk messages that are "false, misleading and unsolicited."

State Rep. Ari Abraham Porth, D-Coral Springs, already has filed his bill HB 45; www.myfloridahouse.gov/) and State Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-West Palm Beach, is preparing a Senate version. Penalties, up to a felony, would be based on volume: 10,000 in a 24-hour period, 100,000 in 30 days, 1-million in a year.

In a news release, Port acknowledged the difficulty of tracking down spammers, but said "we must enact laws to protect our most vulnerable residents from unscrupulous con artists and thieves."

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