AGs Urge Congress To Junk Proposed TCPA Changes

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 5:22 PM EST) -- Forty-eight of 50 state attorneys general told Congress on Wednesday to reject a bill amending the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, saying it could rob them of the power to fight companies that send unwanted text messages and faxes to consumers.

In a letter addressed to Congress, the attorneys general also held that H.R. 3035, known as the Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011, would equate the act of disclosing one's cellphone number to a company as permission to be robo called.

The officials proposed instead that...
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