Electronic mail; failure to warn that contains sexually explicit visual material. (SB292)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sexually explicit e-mails; penalty. Provides that it is a Class 6 felony to send a sexually explicit commercial e-mail without including the words "sexually-explicit" in capital letters as the subject line and as the opening phrase of the e-mail. There must also be clear and conspicuous identification that the message is an advertisement or solicitation and a clear and conspicuous statement that to avoid viewing the sexually explicit material a recipient should delete the e-mail. These requirements mirror the federal CAN SPAM Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061106720
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2006Fiscal impact statement from VCSC (SB292)
01/18/2006Continued to 2007 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)