SB 754
Modifies provisions relating to telecommunication practices
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LR Number:
3762S.01I
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Last Action:
3/8/2022 - SCS Voted Do Pass S General Laws Committee (3762S.02C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 754 - This act adds call spoofing, as defined in the act, as a method of telephone solicitation prohibited under provisions of law relating to the telemarketing no-call list. Additionally, current telemarketing provisions now include business subscribers, as defined in the act.

This act also establishes the "Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act", which creates the offense of caller identification spoofing. A person commits such offense if he or she enters or causes to be entered, false information into a caller ID service with the malicious intent to deceive, defraud, or mislead the recipient of the call, or the person places a call knowing that false information was entered into a caller ID service with the intent to deceive, defraud, or mislead the recipient of the call. The offense is a class E felony.

A call recipient may pursue punitive damages in an amount up to $5,000. Call recipients may bring action as members of a class, and the Attorney General may initiate legal proceedings or intervene in legal proceedings on behalf of call recipients.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1488 (2022), the perfected SCS/SB 119 (2021), and HCS/HB 2116 (2020), and is similar to the perfected HCS/HB 242 (2021), SB 664 (2020), HB 2175 (2020), and SCS/SB 144 (2019).

JAMIE ANDREWS

Amendments

No Amendments Found.