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658Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010501Primary Sponsor: PeelerAll Sponsors: Peeler and GieseDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5406djc01.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Telephone calls, unsolicited consumer, automatically dialed; prohibit on Sundays; Crimes and Offenses, Consumer AffairsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20010501 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-445, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REGULATION OF UNSOLICITED CONSUMER TELEPHONE CALLS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT UNSOLICITED CONSUMER TELEPHONE CALLS ON SUNDAY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-446, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REGULATION OF AUTOMATICALLY DIALED ANNOUNCING DEVICE CALLS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT AUTOMATICALLY DIALED ANNOUNCING DEVICE CALLS ON SUNDAY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-17-445(C) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 656 of 1988, is amended to read:
"(C) Unsolicited consumer telephone calls are prohibited on Sunday and after nine o'clock p.m. or before eight o'clock a.m. on any other day."
SECTION 2. Section 16-17-446(C) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 89 of 1991, is further amended to read:
"(C) Adad calls which are not prohibited under subsection (B):
(1) are subject to Section 16-17-445(B)(1), (2), and (3);
(2) shall disconnect immediately when the called party hangs up;
(3) are prohibited on Sunday and after seven p.m. or before eight a.m.
; on any other day;
(4) may not ring at hospitals, police stations, fire departments, nursing homes, hotels, or vacation rental units."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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