Summary: H.R.3911 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3911. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/07/2002)

Telemarketing Relief Act of 2002 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to amend rules established under the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act to: (1) establish a list of phone numbers of consumers who have notified the FTC or an entity specified below that they do not wish to receive telemarketing calls; (2) specify the manner of such notification; (3) make such list available to the public; and (4) prohibit, as a deceptive or abusive telemarketing act or practice, the making of any telemarketing call to a number so listed.

Requires the following entities to amend their rules in substantially the same manner: (1) the Securities and Exchange Commission; (2) the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; (3) the Federal Reserve System; (4) the Federal Home Loan Bank Board; and (5) the National Credit Union Administration.

Provides exceptions to the rules amended under this Act, including for: (1) charitable, political opinion polling, or other nonprofit activities; and (2) calls made with the consumer's prior written or verbal permission.