H.R.1315 - Robo COP Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: H.R.1315 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
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Introduced in House (03/21/2013)
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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 1315 Introduced in House (IH)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1315 To direct the Federal Trade Commission to revise the regulations regarding the Do-not-call registry to prohibit politically-oriented recorded message telephone calls to telephone numbers listed on that registry. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 21, 2013 Ms. Foxx (for herself and Mr. Young of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To direct the Federal Trade Commission to revise the regulations regarding the Do-not-call registry to prohibit politically-oriented recorded message telephone calls to telephone numbers listed on that registry. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Robo Calls Off Phones Act'' or the ``Robo COP Act''. SEC. 2. POLITICALLY-ORIENTED RECORDED MESSAGE PHONE CALLS PROHIBITED. (a) Prohibited.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Federal Trade Commission shall, not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, revise the do-not-call registry provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (16 C.F.R. 310.1 et seq.) to prohibit politically-oriented recorded message telephone calls to telephone numbers listed on that registry. (b) Definition of Politically-Oriented Recorded Message Calls.--For purposes of this section, the term ``politically-oriented recorded message telephone call'' means any outbound telephone call-- (1) in which a person is not available to speak with the person answering the call, and the call instead plays a recorded message; and (2)(A) the purpose of which is to promote, advertise, campaign, or solicit donations, for or against any political candidate or regarding any political issue; or (B) uses in the recorded message any political candidate's name. <all>