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Full Text of SB2225  102nd General Assembly

SB2225eng 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
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1    AN ACT concerning business.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Telephone Solicitations Act is amended by
5changing Sections 5 and 15 as follows:
 
6    (815 ILCS 413/5)
7    Sec. 5. Definitions. For purposes of this Act:
8    "Caller ID" means the display to the recipient of the call
9of the caller's telephone number or identity.
10    "Emergency telephone number" means any telephone number
11which accesses or calls a fire department, law enforcement
12agency, ambulance, hospital, medical center, poison control
13center, rape crisis center, suicide prevention center, rescue
14service, the 911 emergency access number provided by law
15enforcement agencies and police departments.
16    "Spoof" or "spoofing" means to deliberately falsify the
17information transmitted on a caller ID display to disguise an
18identity or phone number.
19    "Subscriber" means:
20        (1) A person who has subscribed to telephone service
21    from a telephone company; or
22        (2) Other persons living or residing with the
23    subscribing person.

 

 

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1    "Telephone solicitation" means any communication through
2the use of a telephone by live operators for soliciting the
3sale of goods or services.
4(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
 
5    (815 ILCS 413/15)
6    Sec. 15. Method of operation.
7    (a) No person shall solicit the sale of goods or services
8in this State by placing a telephone call during the hours
9between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
10    (b) A live operator soliciting the sale of goods or
11services shall:
12        (1) immediately state his or her name, the name of the
13    business or organization being represented, and the
14    purpose of the call; and
15        (2) inquire at the beginning of the call whether the
16    person called consents to the solicitation; and
17        (3) if the person called requests to be taken off the
18    contact list of the business or organization, the operator
19    must refrain from calling that person again and take all
20    steps necessary to have that person's name and telephone
21    number removed from the contact records of the business or
22    organization so that the person will not be contacted
23    again by the business or organization. Compliance with
24    Section 310.4(b) of the Federal Trade Commission's
25    Telemarketing Sales Rule shall constitute compliance with

 

 

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1    this subsection (b)(3) of this Section.
2    (b-5) Any telephone call soliciting the sale of goods or
3services placed in a manner other than by live operator shall:
4        (1) immediately state the business or organization
5    being represented, and the purpose of the call;
6        (2) prompt the person called to confirm whether the
7    person consents to solicitation, either by audio
8    confirmation or selection of a number on the phone; and
9        (3) if the person called does not consent to
10    solicitation, refrain from calling that person again and
11    take all steps necessary to have that person's name and
12    telephone number removed from the contact records of the
13    business or organization so that the person will not be
14    contacted again by the business or organization.
15    Compliance with Section 310.4(b) of the Federal Trade
16    Commission's Telemarketing Sales Rule shall constitute
17    compliance with subsection (b-5)(3) of this Section.
18    (c) A person, business, or organization may not solicit
19the sale of goods or services by telephone in a manner that
20impedes the function of any caller ID when the telephone
21solicitor's service or equipment is capable of allowing the
22display of the solicitor's telephone number.
23    (d) A person, business, or organization may not spoof a
24caller's information or otherwise cause misleading information
25to be transmitted to a recipient's caller ID or to otherwise
26misrepresent the origin of a telemarketing call, unless the

 

 

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1person, business or organization has a right to use the name
2and the phone number displayed.
3(Source: P.A. 90-541, eff. 6-1-98; 91-182, eff. 1-1-00.)