|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Feb 08, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S3070
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3070 - Details
S3070 - Summary
Curtails transmission of unsolicited electronic mail over public computer networks; creates crime of aggravated harassment of an individual through electronic mail and makes it a class A misdemeanor.
S3070 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3070 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to aggravated harassment of an individual through electronic mail PURPOSE: The bill seeks to curtail the transmission of unsolicited electronic mail over public computer networks. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill would create a new subdivision 1-a of section 240.30 of the penal law to make it a class A misdemeanor to send unsolicited electronic mail over a computer network that provides no purpose of legitimate communication and no information to allow a direct reply from the recipient to the sender. JUSTIFICATION: Current law already criminalizes harassment over the telephone and through the mail. Harassment through e-mail can and often is just as annoying and alarming to the recipient as written or telephonic communication. Unsolicited electronic mail that disguises its origination, or otherwise fails to disclose its true origination and authorship, has become a prevalent medium of electronic communication.
S3070 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3070 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 8, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to aggravated harassment of an individual through electronic mail THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 240.30 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. TRANSMITS AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE OVER A COMPUTER NETWORK WITHOUT THE EXPRESS AUTHORITY OF THE RECIPIENT, WHEN SUCH MESSAGE PROVIDES NEITHER ANY PURPOSE OF LEGITIMATE COMMUNICATION NOR ANY INFORMATION TO THE RECIPIENT WHICH WOULD ALLOW A DIRECT REPLY TO INFORM THE SENDER OF THE ANNOYANCE; OR S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02480-01-1
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