92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB3343
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TELEPHONE SOLICITATION-RULES                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Do-Not-Call List Act. Provides that beginning July 1,      
   2002, no person or entity shall make or cause to be made any telephone      
   solicitation to the telephone line of any  residential  subscriber  in      
   this  State  who  has  given  notice  to the Secretary of State of the      
   subscriber's objection to receiving telephone solicitations.  Requires      
   a local exchange telecommunications carrier to establish a database of      
   its  customers who notify it of their objection to receiving telephone      
   solicitations.  Provides that the carrier  must  provide  its  no-call      
   database  to the Secretary of State 4 times each year.  Authorizes the      
   carrier to charge a fee of not more than $3 for including  a  customer      
   in  its  database.  Provides  that  the Attorney General shall receive      
   telemarketing complaints by means of a toll-free telephone number,  by      
   a  notice  in  writing  or  by  electronic  means.  Provides  that the      
   Secretary of State by July 1, 2002  shall establish  and  provide  for      
   the  operation of a database to compile a list of telephone numbers of      
   residential   subscribers   who   object   to   receiving    telephone      
   solicitations.  Establishes  remedies  and  penalties  for violations.      
   Provides that the Attorney General and the Secretary  of  State  shall      
   establish  an  advisory  group  composed of government entities, local      
   telecommunications companies, businesses, and senior citizen and other      
   community advocates to compile  and  promote  a  list  of  educational      
   literature  to  help consumers understand their options with regard to      
   telephone solicitations. Effective immediately.                             
          FISCAL NOTE (Secretary of State)                                     
          The fiscal impact of this legislation on the Office of Secre-        
          tary of State is estimated at $800,000.                              
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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