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109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1950

   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.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 28, 2005

   Ms. Foxx introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 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 COP Act: Robo Calls Off 
Phones''.

SEC. 2. POLITICALLY-ORIENTED RECORDED MESSAGE CALLS PROHIBITED.

    (a) Prohibition.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall 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) whose purpose is to promote, advertise, campaign, or 
        solicit donations, for or against any political candidate or 
        regarding any political issue, or uses in the recorded message 
        any political candidate's name.
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