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2007 Senate Bill 945: Establish “phishing” penalties
Introduced by Sen. Bruce Patterson R- on December 4, 2007
To create an explicit crime of obtaining personal information by false pretenses over the internet (“phishing”) punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, authorize damages of up to $250,000 a day, and provide immunity to internet service providers or “interactive computer services” who remove or disable access to an internet domain name based on a good faith belief that it is being used for “phishing”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 4, 2007
Reported in the Senate on March 12, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 18, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
Received in the House on March 19, 2008
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 19, 2008