H.R. 1304 (102nd): Telephone Advertising Consumer Rights Act


Mar 6, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 18, 1991 but was never passed by the Senate.


Edward “Ed” Markey

Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to regulate the use of telephones in making commercial solicitations.

Summary (CRS)

Telephone Advertising Consumer Rights Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit any person within the United States from:(1) making any telephone solicitation in violation of regulations prescribed ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 6, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 30, 1991
Reported by Committee

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Nov 18, 1991
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1304”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


62 cosponsors (45D, 16R, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1462 (Related)
Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 20, 1991

H.R. 3559 (Related)
Electronic Telemarketing Privacy Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 15, 1991

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