Cellphone Law Would Encourage Junk Calls: House Panel

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A consumer group and a state attorney general told a House subcommittee on Friday that proposed revisions to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act would fail to provide adequate protection against unwanted cellphone calls, a contention staunchly opposed by business groups.

During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee on communications and technology, the sides debated the practicality and benefits of H.R. 3035, the Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011, a bipartisan bill that would amend the two-decades-old TCPA to take into consideration technological...
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