SB 925 Unsolicited text message advertisements.
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Summary as introduced:
Unsolicited text message advertisements. Expands the Telephone Privacy Protection Act to prohibit, subject to certain exceptions, a person conducting business in the Commonwealth from transmitting or causing to be transmitted a text message advertisement to a cellular telephone, pager or other wireless device equipped with short message or a similar capability. “Text message advertisement” means any message transmitted to a telephone number assigned for cellular telephone, pager or other similar wireless service, the principal purpose of which is to advertise, promote, market or otherwise attempt to solicit interest in any property, goods, services or enterprise for sale, lease, license, gift offer or other disposition. “Text message advertisement” shall not include a text message that is transmitted (i) to a subscriber with the subsciber’s prior express invitation or permission; (ii) at the direction of a person offering cellular telephone, pager or other similar wireless service if the subscriber is offered an option not to receive those text messages and the subscriber has not exercised such option; or (iii) by a person that has an existing relationship with the subscriber if that relationship has not been terminated by either party, the subscriber is offered an option not to receive text messages from that person prior to receiving any such messages, and the subscriber has not exercised such option.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 035305406  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 035305406
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/03  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/22/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/22/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/03  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/24/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/24/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (37-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/24/03  Senate: Communicated to House
01/29/03  House: Placed on Calendar
01/29/03  House: Read first time
01/29/03  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/03  House: Passed by indefinitely in C. & L. (14-Y 7-N)