An Act To Ban Telephone Solicitations Using an Artificial or Prerecorded Voice and Enhance Caller Identification
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 10 MRSA §1498, sub-§1, ¶A-1 is enacted to read:
A-1. "Misleading or inaccurate caller identification information" includes, to the extent consistent with federal law, blocked caller identification information.
Sec. 2. 10 MRSA §1498, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 775, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 10 MRSA §1498, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 775, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§1, ¶D, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 70, §1 and affected by §2, is amended to read:
D. "Telemarketing" means a plan, program or campaign that is conducted by use of one or more telephones or other telecommunications services, including interconnected voice over Internet protocol and text messaging, to induce the purchase of goods or services or a charitable contribution and that involves more than one intrastate telephone call. "Telemarketing" does not include the solicitation of sales through the mailing of a catalog that contains a written description or illustration of the goods or services offered for sale, the business address of the seller and multiple pages of written material or illustrations, and that is issued not less frequently than once a year, if the person making the solicitation does not solicit customers by telephone but only receives calls initiated by customers in response to the catalog and during those calls takes orders without further solicitation. For purposes of this paragraph, the term "further solicitation" does not include providing the customer with information about, or attempting to sell, any other item included in the same catalog that prompted the customer's call or in a substantially similar catalog.
Sec. 5. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 70, §1 and affected by §2, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
Sec. 6. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 70, §1 and affected by §2, is repealed.
Sec. 7. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.