Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 511 -- Telemarketing Practices Definitions

Co-Sponsors:  Johnson (90), Byrd, Carnahan, Harding, Portwood,
Coleman, Willoughby

This bill modifies the definition of the term "telephone
solicitation" as it pertains to the telemarketing no-call list.
In current law, communications made by or on behalf of an entity
with whom the residential subscriber has had a business contact
within the past 180 days or a current business or personal
relationship are not considered telephone solicitations.  In the
bill, only communications made by or on behalf of an entity with
whom the residential subscriber has a current business or
personal relationship are not considered telephone solicitations.

In current law, the definition of "telephone solicitation" also
excludes communications made by or on behalf of entities
regulated by federal agencies so long as:  (1)  the entity is
licensed or certificated to sell the merchandise being offered
and (2)  the entity is required by law or rule to maintain a no--
call list.  The bill eliminates this exclusion.

The bill also eliminates exclusions for communications by a
natural person responding to a referral or working from his or
her primary residence; or by a person licensed by the state in a
trade, occupation, or profession who is trying to make an
appointment relating to that licensed activity.

The bill has an emergency clause.


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