SB 423 Telephone Privacy Protection Act.
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Summary as introduced:
Telephone Privacy Protection Act. Prohibits telephone solicitors from making telephone solicitations to persons who are included on a database of persons who do not wish to receive telephone solicitations. The Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will maintain the database and provide copies to telephone solicitors for a $10 annual fee. Persons may be placed on the database upon written notice and payment of a $10 registration fee and a five-dollar annual renewal fee. Violations of the Telephone Privacy Protection Act are a prohibited practice under the Consumer Protection Act and are subject to the enforcement provisions of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, except that private actions for damages are set at $500 per violation, which may be increased, in the court's discretion, to an amount not exceeding $1,500. Telephone companies are required to notify customers about the database and their rights under the Act. The measure also prohibits telephone solicitors from using a predictive automated dialing system to make a telephone solicitation if a telephone call generated by such system does not immediately connect the the person answering the telephone call with an individual who is the telephone solicitor or an employee or agent of the telephone solicitor.

Full text:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 025820406  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 025820406
01/09/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/02  Senate: Continued to 2003 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
12/09/02  Senate: Left in Commerce and Labor