H.R. 3541 (110th): Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Dec 11, 2007 (Passed the House (Engrossed)).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3541

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend the Do-not-call Implementation Act to eliminate the automatic removal of telephone numbers registered on the Federal do-not-call registry.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007.

2.

Prohibition of expiration date for registered numbers

The Do-Not-Call Implementation Act (15 U.S.C. 6101 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:

5.

Prohibition of expiration date

(a)

No automatic removal of numbers

Telephone numbers registered on the national do-not-call registry of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (16 C.F.R. 310.4(b)(1)(iii)) since the establishment of the registry and telephone numbers registered on such registry after the date of enactment of this Act, shall not be removed from such registry except as provided for in subsection (b) or upon the request of the individual to whom the telephone number is assigned.

(b)

Removal of invalid, disconnected, and reassigned telephone numbers

The Federal Trade Commission shall periodically check telephone numbers registered on the national do-not-call registry against national or other appropriate databases and shall remove from such registry those telephone numbers that have been disconnected and reassigned.  Nothing in this section prohibits the Federal Trade Commission from removing invalid telephone numbers from the registry at any time.

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3.

Report on accuracy

Not later than 9 months after the enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall report to Congress on efforts taken by the Commission, after the date of enactment of this Act, to improve the accuracy of the do-not-call registry.

Passed the House of Representatives December 11, 2007.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.