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 Bill Status of SB0137  95th General Assembly


Short Description:  ANTI-PHISHING ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ira I. Silverstein - Randall M. Hultgren - Jacqueline Y. Collins and Pamela J. Althoff

House Sponsors
(Rep. Sidney H. Mathias - Fred Crespo - Linda Chapa LaVia - Elizabeth Hernandez - Cynthia Soto, Harry Osterman, John A. Fritchey, Jack D. Franks, Elga L. Jefferies, Patrick J Verschoore, Michael K. Smith, Mike Boland, Jack McGuire, Al Riley, John D'Amico, Marlow H. Colvin, John E. Bradley, Daniel V. Beiser, Susana A Mendoza and Karen A. Yarbrough)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/23/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0350

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Anti-Phishing Act. Makes it unlawful for a person, by means of a Web page, e-mail message, or otherwise through use of the Internet, to solicit, request, or take any action to induce another person to provide identifying information by representing oneself to be a business without the authority or approval of the business. Provides that a person who is engaged in the business of providing Internet access service to the public, owns a Web page, or owns a trademark and is adversely affected by a violation may bring an action to recover the greater of actual damages or $500,000. Provides that an individual who is adversely affected by a violation may bring an action against a person who has directly violated the Act to enjoin further violations of the Act and to recover the greater of 3 times the amount of actual damages or $5,000 per violation. Provides that the Attorney General or a State's Attorney may bring an action against a person who violates or is in violation of the Act to enjoin further violations and to recover a civil penalty of up to $2,500 per violation. Provides that a court may increase the recoverable damages to an amount up to 3 times the damages otherwise recoverable if the defendant has engaged in a pattern and practice of violating the Act and award costs of suit and attorney's fees to a prevailing plaintiff. Provides that these remedies do not preclude the seeking of remedies, including criminal remedies, under any other applicable provision of law. Provides that multiple violations resulting from any single action or conduct shall constitute one violation.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/31/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  1/31/2007SenateFirst Reading
  1/31/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  2/7/2007SenateAssigned to Housing and Community Affairs
  2/23/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Randall M. Hultgren
  3/1/2007SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  3/7/2007SenateDo Pass Housing and Community Affairs; 007-000-000
  3/7/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 8, 2007
  3/8/2007SenateSecond Reading
  3/8/2007SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 13, 2007
  3/20/2007SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/22/2007SenateThird Reading - Passed; 058-000-000
  3/22/2007HouseArrived in House
  3/22/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/22/2007HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/22/2007HouseFirst Reading
  3/22/2007HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/28/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Fred Crespo
  3/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/29/2007HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John A. Fritchey
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elga L. Jefferies
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J Verschoore
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  4/17/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  4/18/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  4/24/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  4/24/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Marlow H. Colvin
  5/16/2007HouseAssigned to Computer Technology Committee
  5/18/2007HouseCommittee Deadline Extended-Rule 9(b) May 25, 2007
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. John E. Bradley
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  5/22/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  5/24/2007HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Computer Technology Committee; 004-000-000
  5/24/2007HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/24/2007HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  5/25/2007HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/25/2007HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  5/28/2007HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 114-000-000
  5/28/2007SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/26/2007SenateSent to the Governor
  8/23/2007SenateGovernor Approved
  8/23/2007SenateEffective Date January 1, 2008
  8/23/2007SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 95-0350

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