Internet spammers would have to slap a crystal-clear "advertisement" label on all electronic junk mail and provide an easy way for consumers to scratch their names from mailing lists under a bill passed Feb. 17 by a state House committee.

Before approving the bill by a 10-2 vote, the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee toughened the rules further by adding politicians and nonprofit groups to the mailers who must use the "ADV:" label.

The tag must appear at the beginning of any junk mail's subject memo, which appears in consumers' lists of new eMail and...

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