MULLIGAN-PARKE-COULSON-PANKAU-FEIGENHOLTZ AND NOVAK.
PHONE SALES-NO CONTACT LIST
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Telephone Solicitations Act. Repeals all existing
provisions except the short title. Provides that telephone
solicitations shall be regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission
(Commission). Provides that telephone solicitors shall identify
themselves and request consent for solicitation upon making a call.
Establishes the "no sales solicitation calls" list to be maintained by
the Commission which includes, for a fee, any residential, mobile, or
telephonic paging device telephone subscriber who does not wish to
receive unsolicited telephonic sales calls. Creates the Telephone
Solicitations Act Fund to be derived from the fees and used by the
Commission to administer this Act. Provides that no telephone
solicitor may call someone on the "no sales solicitation calls" list,
with some exceptions. Establishes when a telephonic sales contract is
enforceable. Restricts the use of automated dialing systems and
recorded messages and the hours of telephone sales solicitation.
Provides for enforcement of the Act by the Commission, the Attorney
General, and consumers. Provides for attorney's fees and costs and
requires the Commission to inform consumers about the provisions of
this Act. Amends the State Finance Act to create the new fund.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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