COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio lawmakers will work to negotiate provisions of a bill that would beef-up the state's ability to go after Internet scammers who use sites such as eBay and Craigslist.
The Senate passed a version of the bill last year but on Wednesday voted to reject changes made by the House. The measure now goes to a conference committee with members from both chambers.
The bill would allow the state's attorney general to seek records on phone and Internet activity by suspected cyber fraudsters.
State officials have said 7,300 Ohioans reported losing more than $10 million to online thefts or scams during 2010.
The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says the legislation would make it easier for police to access personal information and raises the risk of police "shenanigans."