Telephone privacy protection; solicitor to immediately disclose who is calling, etc. (SB822)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Telephone privacy protection. Requires a telephone solicitor to immediately disclose who is calling and what property, good, or service is being offered. The measure also prohibits caller ID spoofing, which is defined in the measure as causing any caller identification service to transmit caller identification information that represents or states that the call originates from a telephone with an area code assigned to an area in the Commonwealth or from a location in the Commonwealth if the person on whose behalf the telephone solicitation call is being made does not conduct business from a location in the Commonwealth. The measure prohibits a telephone solicitor from making a telephone solicitation call or the use of an automatic dialing-announcing device in connection with making a call to any subscriber who has registered with the Virginia Do Not Call Registry. The measure requires the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to set up by January 1, 2021, the Virginia Do Not Call Registry for subscribers who wish to block all solicitation calls and calls that use or are made in connection with automatic dialing-announcing devices. The measure becomes effective three months after the Virginia Do Not Call Registry is established by the Department. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105170D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB822)
02/09/2020Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)