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Calif. Senate OKs Bill To Require Telecoms To Verify Calls

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 9:32 PM EDT) -- California lawmakers on Monday inched closer to enacting legislation aimed at fighting robocall scams that have plagued consumers, with the state Senate voting to approve a measure that would ramp up enforcement and set a July 2020 deadline for telecom providers to implement caller authentication measures. 

Senate Bill 208, the Consumer Call Protection Act of 2019, moves on to the state Assembly after the full Senate decisively backed the measure in a 32-5 vote. All 28 Senate Democrats along with four Republicans supported the legislation, while Minority Leader Shannon Grove and fellow Republicans John Moorlach, Mike Morrell, Jim Nielsen and Jeff Stone voted against. Republican...

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