Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007
110TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
To amend the Do-not-call Implementation Act to eliminate the automatic removal of telephone numbers registered on the Federal ‘‘do-not-call’’ registry
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF EXPIRATION DATE FOR REGISTERED NUMBERS.Edit
- The Do-Not-Call Implementation Act (15 U.S.C. 6101 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:
SEC. 5. PROHIBITION OF EXPIRATION DATE.Edit
- ‘‘(a) NO AUTOMATIC REMOVAL OF NUMBERS.—Telephone numbers registered on the national ‘do-not-call’ registry of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (16 CFR 310.4(b)(1)(iii)) since the establishment of the registry and telephone numbers registered on such registry after the date of enactment of this Act, shall not be removed from such registry except as provided for in subsection (b) or upon the request of the individual to whom the telephone number is assigned. ‘‘
- (b) REMOVAL OF INVALID, DISCONNECTED, AND REASSIGNED TELEPHONE NUMBERS.—The Federal Trade Commission shall periodically check telephone numbers registered on the national ‘do-not-call’ registry against national or other appropriate databases and shall remove from such registry those telephone numbers that have been disconnected and reassigned. Nothing in this section prohibits the Federal Trade Commission from removing invalid telephone numbers from the registry at any time.’’.
SEC. 3. REPORT ON ACCURACY.Edit
- Not later than 9 months after the enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall report to Congress on efforts taken by the Commission, after the date of enactment of this Act, to improve the accuracy of the ‘‘do-not-call’’ registry.
- H.R. 3541 (S. 2096)
- HOUSE REPORTS: No. 110–486 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce).
- SENATE REPORTS: No. 110–246 accompanying S. 2096 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation).
- CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
- Vol. 153 (2007): Dec. 11, considered and passed House.
- Vol. 154 (2008): Feb. 6, considered and passed Senate.