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CS/CS/SB 450 — Telephone Solicitation

by Appropriations Committee; Agriculture Committee; and Senators Clemens and Sobel

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Agriculture Committee (AG)

The bill revises the Florida Do Not Call Program to prohibit unsolicited text messages in addition to unsolicited telephone calls to Florida residents who have listed their residential, mobile, or paging device telephone number with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services. The bill also prohibits a telephone solicitor from initiating text messages in addition to telephone calls to a consumer who has previously communicated he or she does not wish to receive a telephone call or text message.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 115-1