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H*4628 (Rat #0258, Act #0218 of 2018) General Bill, By Martin, B. Newton, Daning, Lucas, D.C. Moss, Willis, Caskey, Bennett, Arrington, Spires, Young, Bryant, Delleney, Magnuson, Norrell, Pope, Sandifer, Simrill, Davis, Toole, Henderson, Elliott and Duckworth
Similar (S 0996, H 4724)
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 21 TO TITLE 37 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA TELEPHONE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT"; TO DEFINE RELEVANT TERMS; TO PROHIBIT TELEPHONE SOLICITORS FROM INITIATING OR CAUSING TO BE INITIATED A TELEPHONE SOLICITATION DURING CERTAIN HOURS OF THE DAY AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS; TO REQUIRE TELEPHONE SOLICITORS TO DISCLOSE CERTAIN INFORMATION AT THE OUTSET OF A TELEPHONE SOLICITATION, INCLUDING THE CONSUMER'S RIGHT TO BE ADDED TO THE TELEPHONE SOLICITOR'S IN-HOUSE "DO NOT CALL LIST" UPON REQUEST; TO PROHIBIT A PERSON, WITH FRAUDULENT OR OTHER SPECIFIED INTENT, FROM MAKING OR INITIATING A TELEPHONE CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE OR ENGAGING IN CONDUCT THAT RESULTS IN THE DISPLAY OF MISLEADING, FALSE, OR INACCURATE CALLER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION; TO REQUIRE TELEPHONE SOLICITORS TO PLAY CERTAIN PRERECORDED IDENTIFICATIONS AND OPT-OUT MESSAGES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM INITIATING OR CAUSING TO BE INITIATED A TELEPHONE SOLICITATION DIRECTED TO A TELEPHONE NUMBER WHEN A PERSON AT THAT TELEPHONE NUMBER PREVIOUSLY STATED A DESIRE NOT TO BE CONTACTED, AND TO PROHIBIT TELEPHONE SOLICITORS FROM INITIATING OR CAUSING TO BE INITIATED A TELEPHONE SOLICITATION TO A TELEPHONE NUMBER ON THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY; TO PROVIDE REMEDIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO AUTHORIZE THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO ISSUE ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS REQUIRING A PERSON TO CEASE AND DESIST, OR RETURN PROPERTY OR MONEY RECEIVED IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT, TO IMPOSE PENALTIES, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE AND ENFORCE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF THIS ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT NOTHING IN THIS ACT MAY BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER FEDERAL OR STATE LAW; AND TO DELETE SECTION 16-17-445. - ratified title
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01/16/18House Introduced and read first time
01/16/18House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/30/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis
02/08/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole
02/14/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson
03/01/18House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 7)
03/08/18House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Elliott, Duckworth
03/08/18House Amended (House Journal-page 67)
03/08/18House Read second time (House Journal-page 67)
03/08/18House Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 73)
03/12/18 Scrivener's error corrected
03/20/18House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10)
03/20/18Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
03/20/18Senate Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance (Senate Journal-page 5)
04/25/18Senate Committee report: Favorable Banking and Insurance (Senate Journal-page 13)
05/01/18Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 37)
05/01/18Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 37)
05/08/18Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 37)
05/14/18 Ratified R 258
05/18/18 Signed By Governor
05/25/18 Effective date 05/18/18
05/31/18 Act No. 218



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