HB 425 Telephone carriers; prohibited from billing customers for certain services, etc.
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Summary as introduced:
Telephone carriers; third-party billing.  Prohibits a telephone company that issues a telephone bill to its customers from including on its bill charges for any products, goods, or services, other than those provided by the telephone company or its affiliate, unless the billing carrier has received (i) from the service provider or billing agent documentation evidencing that the service provider or billing agent provided the customer with disclosure of all material terms and conditions of their sale, including the fact that such charges shall appear on the customer's telephone bill, and (ii) from the customer a communication authorizing the billing carrier to bill him for the products, goods, or services on his telephone bill. The measure also requires both the billing carrier and the service provider or billing agent to verify the customer's authorization for such billing through an independent third party. Any charges for products, goods, or services that are included on the telephone bill without the customer's authorization are void and unenforceable.

Full text:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103720D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103720D
01/10/12  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/12  House: Assigned C & L sub: #2
02/02/12  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/14/12  House: Left in Commerce and Labor (0-Y 0-N)