Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 112 -- Telemarketing No-Call List

Sponsor:  Pearce

This bill expands the No-Call List to include cell phone numbers,
prohibits sending unsolicited faxes and text messages to anyone
who is on the No-Call List, and prohibits using an automatic
dialing announcing device (ADAD) when calling a residential
subscriber who is on the No-Call List unless:

(1)  The subscriber has knowingly or voluntarily authorized
receipt of the message; or

(2)  The message is immediately preceded by a live operator who
obtains the subscriber's consent before the message is delivered.
The operator must disclose the name of the business for which the
message is being made, the purpose of the message, whether or not
the message will solicit money, and the kinds of goods or
services the message is promoting.

ADAD equipment cannot be used unless it disconnects no more than
10 seconds after the subscriber ends the phone call.

These provisions do not apply to telephone calls:

(1)  From school districts to students, parents, or employees;

(2)  To subscribers with whom the caller has a current business
or personal relationship; or

(3)  To employees advising them of work schedules.

Currently, the Attorney General is required to establish an
advisory group to compile and promote a list of educational
literature to help consumers understand their options with regard
to telephone solicitations.  The Attorney General is also
required to include information on his or her web site informing
residential subscribers of their right to be included on the
No-Call List and how to place their names and phone numbers on
this list.  The bill repeals these provisions.

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94th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Last Updated July 25, 2007 at 11:18 am