St. Louis Public Radio News
11:23 am
Mon October 21, 2002

Nixon Proposes Blacklist for Unwanted Emails

Jefferson City, MO – Tired of those unwanted emails? Attorney
General Jay Nixon wants to help, by creating a no-spam law.

Nixon's proposal would work much like the state's current no-call list, which prohibits many telemarketers from calling
people who put their names on a statewide list.

In this case, Missourians could submit their email addresses to a list that companies or mass emailers would have to obtain from the attorney general's office.

Messages sent to those addresses anyway could result in fines or court action against the emailers.

Democratic State representative Chuck Graham of Columbia and Senator Wayne Goode of St. Louis are going to handle the proposal during next year's legislative session.