Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 568
       By Senator Young
       18-00112-18                                            2018568__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to telephone solicitation; amending s.
    3         501.059, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
    4         “telephonic sales call” to include voicemail
    5         transmissions; prohibiting the transmission of
    6         voicemails to specified persons who communicate to a
    7         telephone solicitor that they would not like to
    8         receive certain voicemail solicitations or requests
    9         for donations; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subsection (1) and subsection
   14  (5) of section 501.059, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   15         501.059 Telephone solicitation.—
   16         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   17         (g) “Telephonic sales call” means a telephone call, or text
   18  message, or voicemail transmission to a consumer for the purpose
   19  of soliciting a sale of any consumer goods or services,
   20  soliciting an extension of credit for consumer goods or
   21  services, or obtaining information that will or may be used for
   22  the direct solicitation of a sale of consumer goods or services
   23  or an extension of credit for such purposes. The term includes
   24  technologies that deliver a voice message directly to a
   25  voicemail application, service, or device.
   26         (5) A telephone solicitor or other person may not initiate
   27  an outbound telephone call, or text message, or voicemail
   28  transmission to a consumer or donor or potential donor who has
   29  previously communicated to the telephone solicitor or other
   30  person that he or she does not wish to receive an outbound
   31  telephone call, or text message, or voicemail transmission:
   32         (a) Made by or on behalf of the seller whose goods or
   33  services are being offered; or
   34         (b) Made on behalf of a charitable organization for which a
   35  charitable contribution is being solicited.
   36         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.