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Attorney General Jay Nixon says he wants an end to e-mail spam

October 21, 2002
By: Elizabeth Gill
State Capital Bureau

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon says he wants to end unsolicited email. I'm Elizabeth Gill with the story in Jefferson City.

Nixon annouced plans for a No Spam law modeled after the state's No Call law. The No Call makes it illegal for tele-marketers to solicit consumers on the No Call list. Nixon says the new legislation will help Missourian's eliminate unwanted commercial email:


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OutCue: "No Call law"

Associated Industries President Gary Marble says he's concerned about any legislation that makes it difficult to do business in Missouri. He says the state has lost 56 thousand jobs in the last year.

From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.

Date: October 21, 2002

By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

Attorney General Jay Nixon says he wants to put an end to unsolicited email. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson city:

Nixon announced plans to enact No Spam legislation modeled on the state's No Call law. The No Call law makes it illegal for tele-marketers to solicit consumers on the No Call List. Missouri State Representative Chuck Graham and Senator Wayne Goode will introduce legislation making it illegal for companies to send email to consumers on the No Spam list.

Missouri's Associated Industries president Gary Marble is cautious:

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OutCue: "profitably in our state"

Nixon says that many of the spam messages are not from reputable or legitimate businesses.

From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill.

Date: October 21, 2002

By: Elizabeth Gill

State Capital Bureau

Attorney General Jay Nixon says he wants to protect Missourians from unsolicited email. Elizabeth Gill has the story in Jefferson City:

Nixon says consumers should be able to protect themselves and their children from pornographic web sites and online get-rich-quick schemes:

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OutCue: "electronic mailbox"

Nixon is proposing No Spam legislation modeled on the state's No Call law. The No Call law makes it illegal for companies to solicit consumers on the No Call list.

Missouri's Associated Industires President Gary Marble says he's concerned about any legislation that makes it difficult to do business in Missouri. He points out the state has lost 56 thousand jobs in the last year.

Nixon says most of the unsolicited emails do not come from legitimate businesses.

From the State Capitol, I'm Elizabeth Gill