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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 1017
Telephone solicitation; diminished mental capacity persons; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 46 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to telephone service in general, so as to provide for the protection of persons of diminished mental capacity from the incurring of actual or voidable obligations through telephone solicitation; to provide for legislative findings; to define terms; to provide for the establishment of a registry to identify persons of diminished mental capacity and the telephone numbers serving them; to prohibit telephone solicitation of such persons and numbers; to provide for administration by the Public Service Commission and enforcement by the administrator of the Fair Business Practices Act; to provide that contracts and obligations induced through violation of this Act shall be void; to provide for judicial remedies; to provide for other related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/30/2008 - House Second Readers
Jan/29/2008 - House First Readers
Jan/28/2008 - House Hopper