SB 0121 Regulates unsolicited telephone sales calls
LR Number:S0426.01I Fiscal Note:0426-01
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:02/04/99 - Voted Do Pass w/SCAs 1 & 2 S Commerce & Environment Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 121 - This act regulates unsolicited telephone sales calls, as defined in the act.

Telephone solicitors making unsolicited calls shall identify themselves, the business they represent and the purpose of the call. They shall ask if the person called wishes to continue the conversation, immediately hang up if the person being solicited gives a negative response to the solicitation and shall hang up within five seconds of termination of the call by the person called.

A telephone solicitor shall not block his telephone number from a caller identification service when that number is being used for telemarketing purposes, provided that the equipment and service capability exists to display the number.

A telephone solicitor shall not send information by fax or computer to a consumer after the consumer requests that such transmissions cease and shall not make direct bank transfers based on an unsolicited sales call without prior, written permission from the person called.

Any violation of this act shall constitute an unlawful merchandising practice pursuant to Section 407.020, RSMo, and shall be a Class D felony. Telecommunications companies shall not be responsible for the enforcement of this act.

This act contains penalty provisions.

This act is similar to SB 577 from 1998.