H.R.5619 - Save Consumers Aggravation and Money Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 11/01/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/08/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5619 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
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.
Introduced in House (11/01/2000)
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.