There is a new robocall bill that is set to be signed by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, and if it is passed it could help control telemarketing calls…
The new robocall bill has been sent to the governor and could go into affect as soon as mid-July.
The latest bill set to control telemarketers amends the last bill that went into effect. What will the new bill do? These are excerpts from a summary from The Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee.
“This bill requires all sales telephone calls, text messages, and direct-to-voicemail transmissions to have the receiving consumer’s prior express written consent if the call will be made using an automated machine to dial the recipient’s phone number, or will play a recorded message upon connection with the recipient.”
“The bill creates a private right of action to enforce the above provisions. An aggrieved party may petition a court to enjoin the violating party. A prevailing plaintiff may recover the greater sum of either their actual monetary damages or $500. Additionally, a court may increase damages by up to three times, for a willful or knowing violation.”
Also, the bill limits calls to the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the call recipient’s time zone. They also may not call about the same subject more than three times in one 24-hour period. If they use technology that shows a spoofed phone number, that will be a second-degree misdemeanor.
As long as the governor either signs the bill or does not act on it, the bill will go into affect, and he’s not expected to veto it.
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