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

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Dec 12, 2007 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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HR 3541 RFS

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3541

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 12, 2007

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


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.

    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 `Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007'.

SEC. 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:

`SEC. 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.'.

SEC. 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.

Attest:

LORRAINE C. MILLER,

Clerk.