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Senator Young, District 18 — Press Release


February 15, 2018

CONTACT: Brian McManus, 8504875018

Senate Dana Young's "Do Not Call" Legislation Gains Final Passage & Heads to Governor's Desk


For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 15, 2018



Brian McManus



Senator Dana Young’s “Do Not Call” Legislation Gains Final Passage

& Heads to Governor’s Desk

Senate Bill 568 Modernizes Florida’s “Do Not Call” List


Tallahassee, Fla. – State Senator Dana Young’s (R-Tampa) “Do Not Call” legislation, Senate Bill 568, relating to telephone solicitation, just passed the House of Representatives and will now go to Florida Governor Rick Scott to be signed into law. This bill passed the Senate on January 31st. Floridians are fed up with telephone solicitation schemes that are manipulative, annoying, and an invasion of privacy. Senate Bill 568 will finally crack down on telemarketers who have ignored the will of Florida’s consumers.


“I applaud the Florida House for its final passage of SB 568,” said Senator Young. “This legislation, which deals with an irritating invasion of privacy, modernizes and updates Florida’s ‘Do Not Call’ statute to protect Floridians from solicitors.”


“It’s quite simple: If you’re on the ‘Do Not Call’ list, solicitors should not be calling you,” said Senator Young. “Because of this, we’ve increased penalties for those solicitors who violate the ‘Do Not Call’ list, as well as ensured that when a solicitor calls, the phone number, if provided, will connect a consumer with that solicitor or business, should the consumer decide to call back.”


“Currently, 1 million Floridians have subscribed to the ‘Do Not Call’ list, which demonstrates the essential nature of this bill,” said Senator Young. “I am proud that the Florida Legislature has heard the voices of their Florida constituents and taken the actions necessary to respond to those voices. I urge Governor Rick Scott to sign this good measure into law, protecting the wishes of those who have registered for the ‘Do Not Call’ list.”


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