The Senate has referred Bill C-28, the Conservative government’s anti-spam legislation, to the Senate transport and communications committee for study. The bill passed second reading Thursday, and the Senate committee has now scheduled a meeting about the bill Tuesday morning with Industry Canada officials. The meeting agenda says the committee meeting will also include “clause-by-clause consideration.” Last month, the House industry committee sent the bill back to the House of Commons after making one minor amendment to it. In the last Parliament, C-28’s previous incarnation, Bill C-27, was studied, amended, and passed by the House to reach the Senate, where it was referred to the transport and communications committee. But the committee did not hold any meetings on the bill before it died on the order paper when the Conservative government prorogued Parliament in late 2009. The bill would prohibit the sending of commercial emails without the consent of recipients. It would also permit the CRTC and the Competition Tribunal to impose administrative monetary penalties of $1 million for individuals and $10 million for organizations that violate the act. The legislation also proposes to allow the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to take measures against the collection of personal information.