Sen. Backs Tougher Robocall Penalties With New Bill

Law360, Chicago (November 25, 2013, 3:32 PM EST) -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., unveiled a new bill Monday that would stiffen penalties for telemarketing companies that harass consumers with unwanted robocalls, saying current laws have failed to stem a rising tide of nuisance calls.

Schumer’s proposed legislation would double the fine for making unsolicited calls with an automated dialing machine to $20,000 per call and make the offense a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according to a statement from the senator.

These penalties would extend to companies that violate the...
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