Amends the definition of telephone solicitation in GS 75-101 applicable to Article 4, Telephone Solicitations, to include voice communications, as previously described, made by a telephone solicitor to a telephone subscriber for the purpose of creating a lead or referral for which the solicitor will receive or hopes to receive compensation. Modifies telephone solicitor to include any individual or legal entity doing business in the state through subagents, contractors, or other third-party vendors that makes or attempts to make telephone solicitations or causes them to be made; specifically includes any party that receives a sales lead or inbound call from a telephone subscriber and knows or has reason to know that the lead or inbound call from the subscriber was generated by a telephone call.
Amends GS 75-102 to require telephone solicitors to remove from the contact lists and stop calling a residential telephone subscriber listed on the latest Do Not Call Registry who communicates a desire to receive no further telephone solicitations from the telephone solicitor within 30 days, rather than within 60 days.
Amends GS 75-104 to specify that the prohibition against using an automatic dialing and recorded message player to make unsolicited phone calls applies whether the person is doing so directly or through a salesperson, agent, subagent, or third-party vendor. Provides for joint liability for each call or lead received or accepted when the party knows or has reason to know that the sales leads or inbound phone calls it is receiving or accepting were generated by calls placed by another party or parties in violation of the prohibition against automatic dialing and recorded messaging.
Status: Ref to the Com on Commerce, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Apr 16 2019)
Bill H 780 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 16 2019 - More information