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Brewer signs ban on spam text messages

Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill banning marketers from sending unsolicited text messages to cellphones.

The bill Brewer signed Thursday was sponsored by Republican Rep. Eddie Farnsworth and targets marketers that flood recipients’ phones with offers. That forces phone users 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.

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.

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