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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Telephone solicitation. Makes a technical correction to a citation to a federal regulation in the "do not call" statute. Provides that the statute requiring telephone solicitors to register with the consumer protection division of the attorney general's office (registration statute) does not apply to the following: (1) A seller if the solicitation made by the seller: (A) is made in a telephone call that is exempt from the "do not call" statute; or (B) is not made in a telephone call to a residential telephone number. (2) A manufacturer or dealer of motor vehicles (or to any agent or representative Telephone solicitation. Makes a technical correction to a citation to a federal regulation in the "do not call" statute. Provides that the statute requiring telephone solicitors to register with the consumer protection division of the attorney general's office (registration statute) does not apply to the following: (1) A seller if the solicitation made by the seller: (A) is made in a telephone call that is exempt from the "do not call" statute; or (B) is not made in a telephone call to a residential telephone number. (2) A manufacturer or dealer of motor vehicles (or to any agent or representative of a manufacturer or dealer). Specifies that for purposes of the registration statute: (1) a "prospect" means a person with whom the seller does not have an established business relationship; and (2) a "solicitation" means a telephone conversation or attempted telephone conversation that occurs in a telephone call made by a seller to a prospect. Specifies that the registration statement that must be submitted by a seller to the consumer protection division must list certain required information only with respect to any (rather than all, under current law) of the persons charged with responsibility for the seller's business activities relating to telephone sales. Eliminates the requirement that the registration statement must include specified information regarding civil or criminal actions or bankruptcies involving sellers. ... View more