Spam Laws: United States: Federal Laws: CAN-SPAM Act of 2003


     



The enrolled (final) text of S. 877 as it was passed by the Senate on November 25, 2003, and agreed to by the House of Representatives on December 8, 2003, appears below (also available in PDF).  The bill was signed by the President on December 16, 2003, and takes effect on January 1, 2004.

The final text of the bill is very similar to that approved by the House of Representatives on November 22, 2003 (available here), with relatively minor technical corrections. The version of the bill that was approved by the Senate on October 22, 2003, is available here, and the original text of the bill as it was introduced on April 10, 2003, is here.



One Hundred Eighth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the seventh day of January, two thousand and three

An Act

To regulate interstate commerce by imposing limitations and penalties on the transmission of unsolicited commercial electronic mail via the Internet.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SECTION 2. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS AND POLICY.

SECTION 3. DEFINITIONS.

SECTION 4. PROHIBITION AGAINST PREDATORY AND ABUSIVE COMMERCIAL E-MAIL.

`Sec. 1037. Fraud and related activity in connection with electronic mail

`Sec.

SECTION 5. OTHER PROTECTIONS FOR USERS OF COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL.

SECTION 6. BUSINESSES KNOWINGLY PROMOTED BY ELECTRONIC MAIL WITH FALSE OR MISLEADING TRANSMISSION INFORMATION.

SECTION 7. ENFORCEMENT GENERALLY.

SECTION 8. EFFECT ON OTHER LAWS.

SECTION 9. DO-NOT-E-MAIL REGISTRY.

SECTION 10. STUDY OF EFFECTS OF COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL.

SECTION 11. IMPROVING ENFORCEMENT BY PROVIDING REWARDS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT VIOLATIONS; LABELING.

SECTION 12. RESTRICTIONS ON OTHER TRANSMISSIONS.

SECTION 13. REGULATIONS.

SECTION 14. APPLICATION TO WIRELESS.

SECTION 15. SEPARABILITY.

SECTION 16. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

END