98RS SB199


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SB 199 (BR 979) - T. Philpot, G. Johnson

     AN ACT relating to telephone solicitation.
     Amend KRS 367.46953 to prohibit telephone solicitation to consumers in Kentucky; amend KRS 367.46951 and 367.46957 to conform; repeal KRS 367.46961, 367.46963, and 367.46987 to conform.


     SCS - Replace original provisions with provisions defining telemarketing; set forth organizations and activities which are exempt from provisions; specify prohibited telemarketing practices relating to fraud, threatening calls, permitted calling hours, and other practices; create a no-call list to be maintained by the Attorney General; provide misdemeanor and felony penalties for violating provisions of the Act.
     SFA (1, J. Rose) - Restore the exemptions that are in existing law.
     SFA (2, J. Rose) - Exempt previously exempted businesses and practices from all but fraud provisions of bill; apply no call list prohibitions to telemarketing companies only and not merchants.
     SFA (3, T. Philpot) - Amend exclusions to delete calls made by real estate broker or sales associate properly licensed under KRS Chapter 324.
     SFA (4, J. Rose) - Exempt previously exempted businesses and practices; apply fraud provisions to telemarketing companies only.
     SFA (5, T. Philpot) - Permit telemarketers to make calls from Kentucky to other locations out-of-state without regulation.
     HFA (1, M. Bowling) - Delete provision exempting telemarketers located in Kentucky who make calls to locations outside of Kentucky.

     Jan 22-introduced in Senate
     Jan 23-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 16, 1998
     Mar 16-floor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-floor amendments (4) and (5) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 18-3rd reading; floor amendments (1) and (2) withdrawn; passed 32-2 with Committee Substitute and floor amendments (3) (4) and (5)
     Mar 19-received in House
     Mar 20-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 23-posted in committee
     Mar 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 27-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 30, 1998
     Apr 1-3rd reading, passed 82-10 with floor amendment (1); received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House amendment on April 1, 1998; Senate refused to concur in House floor amendment (1); received in House; posted for passage for receding from House amendment
     Apr 2-House receded from House floor amendment (1); passed 78-13; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor

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