The bill sponsored by Rep. Eddie Farnsworth targets marketers that flood recipients’ phones with offers, forcing them to essentially pay to receive ads. The bill passed the Senate Wednesday on a 27-0 vote.
The House also passed the bill unanimously in a vote last month and it now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.
The original bill was amended to allow texts from companies with a business relationship to the phone’s owner after phone companies that use the practice complained.
The Republican-controlled Senate turned away a Democratic proposal to include a ban on texting while driving during a contentious debate last week.
— The texting spam bill is House Bill 2312.