Schumer Wants Robocallers Subject To Prison Time

Law360, Washington (July 6, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT) -- Commercial robocallers could for the first time face criminal penalties for calling recipients without permission, according to a bill introduced last month by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., which would impose up to 10 years in prison and increase the maximum fine per call to $20,000.

S.1681, the Quell Unnecessary, Intentional and Encroaching Telephone Calls Act of 2015, or QUIET Act, was introduced on June 25 and has since been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill follows on the heels of a U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote last month to expand the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in an...

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