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H.B. 260






Sponsor: Karen W. Morgan

             6      This act modifies the Telephone and Facsimile Solicitation Act. The act modifies the hours
             7      and days during which a person may make a telephone solicitation to a residential telephone.
             8      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             9      AMENDS:
             10          13-25a-103, as last amended by Chapter 77, Laws of Utah 1998
             11      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             12          Section 1. Section 13-25a-103 is amended to read:
             13           13-25a-103. Prohibited conduct for telephone solicitations -- Exceptions.
             14          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a person may not operate or authorize the
             15      operation of an automated telephone dialing system to make a telephone solicitation.
             16          (2) A person may operate an automated telephone dialing system if a call is made:
             17          (a) with the prior express consent of the person who is called agreeing to receive a
             18      telephone solicitation from a specific solicitor; or
             19          (b) to a person with whom the solicitor has an established business relationship.
             20          (3) A person may not make a telephone solicitation to a residential telephone:
             21          (a) before h h [ [[]8:00[]] ] [ 10 ] 9 h h a.m. or after h h [ [[] 9:00 []] ] [ 7 ] h 8 h p.m. local time
             21a1      unless
             21a      prior express consent is
             22      given to call at a different time; or
             23          (b) on Sundays h h [[] or on legal holidays, as set forth in Section 63-13-2 , []] h h unless prior
             23a      express
             24      consent is given.
             25          (4) A person may not make or authorize a telephone solicitation in violation of Title 47
             26      U.S.C. 227.
             27          (5) Any telephone solicitor who makes an unsolicited telephone call to a telephone number

             28      shall:
             29          (a) identify themselves;
             30          (b) identify the business on whose behalf the person is soliciting;
             31          (c) identify the purpose of the call promptly upon making contact by telephone with the
             32      person who is the object of the telephone solicitation;
             33          (d) discontinue the solicitation if the person being solicited gives a negative response at
             34      any time during the telephone call; and
             35          (e) hang up the phone, or in the case of an automated telephone dialing system operator,
             36      disconnect the automated telephone dialing system from the telephone line within 25 seconds of
             37      the termination of the call by the person being called.
             38          (6) A telephone solicitor may not withhold the display of the telephone solicitor's
             39      telephone number from a caller identification service when that number is being used for
             40      telemarketing purposes and when the telephone solicitor's service or equipment is capable of
             41      allowing the display of the number.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-17-02 1:33 PM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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