Bill Details - HB577 (2019)

HB 577 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0575

11/03

 

HOUSE BILL 577

 

AN ACT relative to call blocking in an automated telephone dialing system.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Gordon, Graf. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the prohibition on automated telephone dialing systems using call blocking.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0575

11/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to call blocking in an automated telephone dialing system.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Telemarketing; Use of Automatic Telephone Dialing Systems and Caller Identification Services; Blocking Prohibited.  Amend RSA 359-E:5-a to read as follows:

359-E:5-a  Blocking Prohibited.  No person using an automated telephone dialing system or any other method for solicitation [in this state] shall use any method, including per-call blocking or per-line blocking, [that prevents] to prevent caller identification information [for the telephone solicitor's lines used to make telephone calls to a residential telephone subscriber] from being [shown] received by [a device capable of displaying caller identification information] the called party station.  The caller identification information [displayed] shall contain a telephone number at which the telephone solicitor may receive telephone calls [if the telephone solicitor leaves a message on a telephone answering device or uses an automatic telephone dialing system that plays a recorded message when a connection is completed to a telephone number] and shall not contain misleading, inaccurate, or deceptive information.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 3 P. 20
Feb. 19, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/19/2019 01:00 pm LOB 304
Feb. 26, 2019 Executive Session: 02/26/2019 10:15 am LOB 304
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 16-3; CC)
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/07/2019 (Vote 16-3; CC) HC 14 P. 6
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/07/2019
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 9

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 26, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB577 Revision: 4857 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 2:32 p.m.