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. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 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,
ortext 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, ortext 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, ortext 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.