H.R. 5283 (106th): Telemarketing Victims Protection Act

106th Congress, 1999–2000. Text as of Sep 25, 2000 (Introduced).

Status & Summary | PDF | Source: GPO

HR 5283 IH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5283

To amend the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act to authorize the Federal Trade Commission to issue new rules regulating telemarketing firms, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 25, 2000

Mr. SALMON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act to authorize the Federal Trade Commission to issue new rules regulating telemarketing firms, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Telemarketing Victims Protection Act’.

SEC. 2. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION RULES.

    Section 3(a) of the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act (15 U.S.C. 6102) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(4) The Commission shall include in such rules respecting other abusive telemarketing acts or practices--

        ‘(A) a requirement that telemarketers shall notify consumers who are called that they have the right to be placed on either the telemarketer’s do-not-call list or the appropriate State do-not-call list; and

        ‘(B) a requirement that telemarketers shall obtain and reconcile with their own on a regular basis the appropriate State list.’.

SEC. 3. STUDY.

    The Federal Trade Commission shall conduct a study of the violations of the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act by telemarketers especially of repeated violations by a single telemarketer and of the provisions for penalizing telemarketers for such violations, including new provisions which would allow appropriate Federal action against telemarketers. The Commission shall complete the study within one year of the date of enactment of this Act and report its findings to the Congress.