SCS/SB 119 - This act adds call spoofing, as defined in the act, as a method of telephone solicitation prohibited under provisions of law relating to the telemarketing no-call list.

This act also establishes the "Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act", which creates the offense of caller identification spoofing. A person commits such offense if he or she enters or causes to be entered, false information into a caller ID service with the intent to deceive, defraud, or mislead the recipient of the call, or the person places a call knowing that false information was entered into a caller ID service with the intent to deceive, defraud, or mislead the recipient of the call. The offense is a Class E felony.

Call recipients may bring action as members of a class, and the Attorney General may initiate legal proceedings or intervene in legal proceedings on behalf of call recipients.

This act is identical to HCS/HB 242 (2021) and HCS/HB 2116 (2020) and similar to SB 664 (2020), HB 2175 (2020), and SCS/SB 144 (2019).

JAMIE ANDREWS

Statutes affected:
Introduced (0036S.01): 407.1095, 407.1098, 407.1104
Committee (0036S.02): 407.1095, 407.1098, 407.1101, 407.1104, 407.1115
Perfected (0036S.02): 407.1095, 407.1098, 407.1101, 407.1104, 407.1115


Senate Committee Minutes:
SENATE COMMITTEE MINUTES Bill No.: SB 119
Sponsor: Burlison
Hearing Date: 2/9/2021


COMMITTEE: General Laws

CHAIRMAN: Eigel

DATE REFERRED: 1/21/2021 DATE HEARING REQUESTED: 1/22/2021



STAFF:
Jamie Andrews
Denia Fields
Jacob Scott


WITNESSES GIVING INFORMATION:



WITNESSES FOR:
Arnie C. AC "Honest-Abe" DIENOFF - State Public Advocate, Spoofing NEEDS to END!


WITNESSES AGAINST: