Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 962 Ì603372ÊÎ603372 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 01/09/2018 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Grimsley) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Section 365.176, Florida Statutes, is created to 6 read: 7 365.176 Florida Call-Blocking Act.— 8 (1) This section may be cited as the “Florida Call-Blocking 9 Act.” 10 (2) As used in this section, the term: 11 (a) “Caller identification service” means a service that 12 allows a telephone subscriber to have the telephone number and, 13 if available, the name of the calling party transmitted 14 contemporaneously with the telephone call and displayed on a 15 device in or connected to the subscriber’s telephone. 16 (b) “Pooling administrator” means the Thousands-Block 17 Pooling Administrator as identified in 47 C.F.R. s. 52.20. 18 (c) “Provider” means a telecommunications company that 19 provides voice communications services to customers in this 20 state. 21 (3) Consistent with authorization provided by federal law 22 and rules of the Federal Communications Commission or its 23 successors, providers operating in this state may block calls in 24 the following manner: 25 (a) Providers may block a voice call when the subscriber to 26 which the originating number is assigned has requested that 27 calls purporting to originate from that number be blocked 28 because the number is used for inbound calls only. 29 (b) Providers may block calls originating from the 30 following numbers: 31 1. A number that is not a valid North American Numbering 32 Plan number; 33 2. A valid North American Numbering Plan number that is not 34 allocated to a provider by the North American Numbering Plan 35 Administrator or the pooling administrator; and 36 3. A valid North American Numbering Plan number that is 37 allocated to a provider by the North American Numbering Plan 38 Administrator or pooling administrator, but is unused, so long 39 as the provider blocking the calls is the allocatee of the 40 number and confirms that the number is unused or has obtained 41 verification from the allocatee that the number is unused at the 42 time of the blocking. 43 44 Providers may not block a voice call pursuant to subparagraph 1. 45 or subparagraph 2. if the call is an emergency call placed to 46 911. 47 (4) For purposes of blocking calls from certain originating 48 numbers as authorized in this section, a provider may rely on 49 caller identification service information to determine the 50 originating number. 51 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018. 52 53 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 54 And the title is amended as follows: 55 Delete everything before the enacting clause 56 and insert: 57 A bill to be entitled 58 An act relating to telephone solicitation; creating s. 59 365.176, F.S.; providing a short title; defining 60 terms; authorizing telecommunication providers to 61 block certain calls; prohibiting the blocking of 62 certain calls; authorizing telecommunication providers 63 to rely upon caller identification service information 64 to determine originating numbers for the purpose of 65 blocking such calls; providing an effective date.