Session of 2000
         
SENATE BILL No. 539
         
By Senators Salisbury and Barone
         
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  9             AN  ACT relating to consumer protection; concerning unsolicited con-
10             sumer telephone calls.
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12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13             Section  1. (a) Prior to doing business in this state and annually there-
14       after, a telephone solicitor shall consult the telephone preference service
15       maintained by the direct marketing association, a national trade associa-
16       tion consisting of firms engaged in all forms of direct marketing including
17       direct mail, catalog sales, electronic mail and telephone solicitation, and
18       delete from such telephone solicitor's list of consumers all state residents
19       who have registered with such service. The direct marketing association
20       may be reached by mail, phone, fax or e-mail through the following: Di-
21       rect Marketing Association Headquarters, 1120 Avenue of the Americas,
22       New York, NY 10036-6700, Telephone: (212) 768-7277, Fax: (212) 719-
23       1946, e-mail: webmaster@the-dma.org.
24             (b) No telephone solicitor may make or cause to be made any unso-
25       licited consumer telephone call to any consumer if the consumer's name
26       and telephone number or numbers appear in the then current list of
27       consumers registered with the telephone preference service maintained
28       by the direct marketing association.
29             (c) any person who obtains the name, residential address or telephone
30       number of any consumer from published telephone directories or from
31       any other source and republishes or compiles such information, electron-
32       ically or otherwise, and sells or offers to sell such publication or compi-
33       lation to telephone solicitors for marketing or sales solicitation purposes,
34       shall exclude from any such publication or compilation, and from the
35       database used to prepare such publication or compilation, the name, ad-
36       dress and telephone number or numbers of any consumer if the con-
37       sumer's name and telephone number or numbers appear in the then
38       current list of consumers registered with the telephone preference service
39       maintained by the direct marketing association.
40             (d) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas
41       consumer protection act. Violations of this act may be punishable by fines
42       of not exceeding $5,000 per violation and such other penalties as are
43       provided in K.S.A. 50-636 and amendments thereto. 


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  1        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  2       publication in the statute book.