|HB 0626||Relating to the Regulation of Telecommunications|
|Sponsor:||ELLIOTT||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||02/20/95 - Referred H Consumer Protection Committee|
HB0626 Elliott, T. Mark
P R E F I L E D
HB 626 -- Telecommunications Practices
This bill requires telephone solicitors to identify themselves, their business, the purpose of the call, and to ascertain within 30 seconds of initiating an unsolicited telephone contact to a residential telephone number if the person being solicited wishes to listen to the sales presentation. If the recipient of the solicitation responds negatively, the solicitor is required to hang up the phone or, in the case of an automatic dialing device, disconnect within 25 seconds of termination of the call by the recipient.
Violation of these provisions is a class A misdemeanor.
Telecommunications companies are not responsible for enforcement of these provisions.
The bill also makes telecommunications companies liable for damages resulting from errors or omissions in telephone directories, directory assistance, or acceptance of listings as presented by customers.