Automatic dialing-announcing devices; prohibits use of if making commercial telephone solicitation. (SB910)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Automatic dialing-announcing devices; penalty. Prohibits callers from using an automatic dialing-announcing device to make a commercial telephone solicitation unless the subscriber has requested, consented to, permitted, or authorized receipt of the message or unless the message is preceded by a live operator who obtains the subscriber's consent before the message is delivered. The measure also requires automatic dialing-announcing devices or other devices that disseminate a prerecorded or synthesized voice message to the number called to disconnect within five seconds after termination of the telephone call. An automatic dialing-announcing device selects and dials telephone numbers and disseminates a prerecorded or synthesized voice message to the telephone number called. A violation of these requirements is a prohibited practice under the Consumer Protection Act. The existing prohibition on using recorded solicitation calls is repealed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
01/05/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090687333
01/05/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB910)
01/26/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2009Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Assigned C & L sub: 1
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/19/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House (91-Y 8-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (91-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB910ER)
02/28/2009Signed by President
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB910ER)
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 699 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0699)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.