SB 165 - This act adds automated phone calls to the types of calls prohibited to individuals who sign up on the state no-call list. Certain automated calls are exempt, which are:
• calls a person has given permission to receive;
• calls relating to a recent or current business or personal relationship; and
• calls preceded by a live person who obtains consent to play the automated message.
Entities that make automated calls shall not block their number from appearing on any caller identification service or they may be subject to certain unlawful merchandising practices.
Violators of this act are subject to the same penalties as for those who currently violate a provision regarding the no-call list.
Provisions in this act are similar to provisions in HB 79 (2007), HB 101 (2007), HB 102 (2007), HB 112 (2007), HB 191 (2007), HB 997 (2007), and SS/SCS/SBs 49, 65, 210 and 251 (2007).