August 24, 2005
Alaska Anti-Adware Law Finally Sent to Governor
BNA reports (BNA subscription required) that the anti-adware law passed by the Alaska legislature back in May was sent to the governor August 19. The article intimates that the hold-up was due to some behind-the-scenes lobbying by Google, Yahoo and others.
The governor has until September 20 to act on it, but the BNA report indicates that the governor intends to sign the law. If signed, I assume a lawsuit challenging the law will follow unless (a) everyone waits to see how it is enforced, or (b) Congress preempts the legislation.