SB 40: "An Act prohibiting certain automated telephone solicitations."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 40 01 "An Act prohibiting certain automated telephone solicitations." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 45.50.475(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) A person is in violation of AS 45.50.471(b)(41) if the person 05 (1) [REPEALED 06 (2)] engages in the telephone solicitation of a customer whose 07 telephone number has been registered with the national do not call registry for the 08 minimum amount of time required by the national do not call registry before the date 09 the call is made; 10 (2) [(3)] engages in the telephone solicitation of a customer who has 11 previously communicated to the telephone solicitor, or to the business enterprise or 12 charitable organization for which the person is calling, the customer's desire not to 13 receive telephone solicitations to that number; 14 (3) [OR (4)] originates a telephone call using an automated or recorded 15 message as a telephonic advertisement or a telephone solicitation; or
01 (4) uses an automated telephone system, device, or facsimile 02 machine for the selection and dialing of telephone numbers and playing of 03 recorded messages if a message is completed to the dialed number for the 04 purpose of 05 (A) offering goods or services for sale; 06 (B) conveying information on goods or services in soliciting 07 sales or purchases; 08 (C) soliciting information; 09 (D) gathering data or statistics; or 10 (E) promoting a political campaign or any use related to a 11 political campaign. 12 * Sec. 2. AS 45.50.475 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 13 (h) A person is not liable for a violation of (a)(4) of this section if the person 14 uses 15 (1) an automated telephone system, device, or facsimile machine for 16 the purposes of 17 (A) informing purchasers of the receipt, availability for 18 delivery, delay in delivery, or other pertinent information on the status of any 19 purchased goods or services; 20 (B) responding to an inquiry initiated by the person receiving 21 the automated communication; or 22 (C) informing the recipient of a matter involving public safety; 23 or 24 (2) an automated telephone system or device if the person obtains the 25 permission of the called party by a live operator before the recorded message is 26 delivered.