An Act To Ban Telephone Solicitations Using an Artificial or Prerecorded Voice and Enhance Caller Identification
Sec. 1. 10 MRSA §1498, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 775, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 10 MRSA §1498, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 775, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 70, §1 and affected by §2, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
This bill makes it an unfair trade practice for a telemarketer to misrepresent the telemarketer's phone number when making a solicitation. It also prohibits the use of prerecorded or artificial voices by telemarketers. It also provides that the current exceptions to the prohibition against using an automated telephone calling device also apply to the use of an artificial or prerecorded voice and provides additional exceptions for public and private schools, emergency messages by governmental entities and calls made to deliver information with the prior express written consent of the recipient of the call.