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2021 House Bill 1497: Concerning commercial telephone solicitation
Introduced by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Clark) (R) on February 5, 2021
Referred to the House Consumer Protection & Business Committee on February 5, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 20, 2022
• Restricts telephone solicitation to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Requires telephone solicitors to provide identifying information within the first 30 seconds of a call, and to end the call within 10 seconds of the called party indicating they want to end the call. • Requires telephone solicitors requesting a donation or gift of money to provide a specific list of options to the called party. • Expands the definition of telephone solicitation to include calls to non- residential telephone customers.
Amendment offered by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Clark) (R) on February 10, 2022
Provides that a telephone solicitor may not place a call to a person which will be received before 8:00 a.m. or after 8:00 10 p.m., rather than before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m..
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2022
Received in the Senate on February 12, 2022
Referred to the Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee on February 12, 2022
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 24, 2022
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 30, 2022

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