Summary: S.1239 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/30/2019)

Regulatory Oversight Barring Obnoxious Calls and Texts Act of 2019 or the ROBO Calls and Texts Act

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a Robocall Division within the Enforcement Bureau.

The Robocall Division shall be tasked with (1) ensuring consumer protection and compliance with federal laws relating to robocalls; (2) serving as a line of communication between the federal government and the communications industry, as well as between the FCC and related federal agencies, to coordinate efforts to eliminate robocalls; and (3) managing and addressing consumer complaints regarding robocalls.

Additionally, the bill requires the FCC to compel telecommunications providers to adopt technological standards for preventing robocalls.