Summary of the Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Franz (Richardson)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on General
Laws by a vote of 12 to 0.

This substitute changes the laws regarding the state's No-call
List to allow a residential subscriber to have his or her
wireless telephone number added to the list.  Currently, the
definition of "residential subscriber" is a person who has
subscribed to residential telephone service from a local exchange
company or the other persons living or residing with the person.
The substitute changes it to a person who, for primarily personal
and familial use, has subscribed to residential telephone
service, wireless service or similar service, or the other
persons living or residing with the person.

Currently, the definition of "telephone solicitation" is any
voice communication over a telephone line from a live operator,
through the use of ADAD equipment or by other means for the
purpose of encouraging the purchase or rental of, or investment
in, property, goods or services, but does not include specified
communications.  The substitute changes it to any voice,
facsimile, short messaging service (SMS), or multimedia messaging
service (MMS) for that purpose.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds in FY 2013, FY 2014, and
FY 2015.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill will allow the Attorney
General's Office to have a No-Call List that actually works by
adding cell phone numbers to the current list that presently only
consists of land-line telephone numbers.  Since January, over 800
Missourians have attempted to register their cell phone numbers
on the list, but the law doesn't allow the Attorney General's
Office to add these numbers.  Today, cell phone use is more
prevalent and the law needs to be expanded to include these
telephone numbers.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Richardson; and
Office of the Attorney General.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

OTHERS:  Others testifying on the bill say that the bill should
include language regarding short messaging service and multimedia
messaging service in order to accurately reflect current

Testifying on the bill was Missouri Cable Telecommunications

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