S.1239 - ROBO Calls and Texts Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 04/30/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1239 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.