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S. 2349 (116th): Protection from Robocalling Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 31, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2349

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 31, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Klobuchar, and Mr. Blumenthal) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to eliminate the common carrier exemption for telecommunications companies.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protection from Robocalling Act of 2019.

2.

Findings

Congress finds that—

(1)

illegal robocalls and spam calls are a growing annoyance and problem for the people of the United States; and

(2)

exemptions within the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.) limit the enforcement capabilities of the Federal Trade Commission with respect to illegal robocalling and spam calling.

3.

Eliminating the common carrier exemption for telecommunications companies

Section 4 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 44) is amended by striking the Act entitled An Act to regulate commerce, approved February 14, 1887, and all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto and the Communications Act of 1934 and inserting subtitle IV of title 49, United States Code,.