Summary: H.R.5619 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/01/2000)

Save Consumers Aggravation and Money Act of 2000 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of dial-around services (the use of long distance codes which bypass a person's preferred interstate telephone exchange carrier) to identify themselves to consumers, disclose information concerning charges for such services, and allow consumers to terminate a call at no charge before it is connected. Requires the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe regulations to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive practices relating to the use of dial-around services to place interstate calls.

Amends the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to require the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules to prohibit unfair and deceptive acts and practices in any advertisement for dial-around services.