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H.R.1383 - Quelling of Unwanted Intrusive and Excessive Telephone Calls Act of 2007
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for the misuse of robocalls.
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March 7, 2007
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. PREVENTING MISUSE OF TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATIONS.
`CHAPTER 104--MISUSE OF TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATIONS
`Sec. 2141. Misuse of automated telephone equipment
`(1) IN GENERAL- Whoever knowingly initiates a telephone call (other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with the prior express consent of the called party) using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(b) Minimum Penalty for Multiple Call Violations- If the offense under this section involves 100 or more telephone calls, the sentence imposed under subsection (a) for that offense shall include imprisonment for not less than 30 days.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`(c) Civil Action- The chief law enforcement officer of a State or a general purpose political subdivision of a State may in a civil action, obtain injunctive and declaratory relief with respect to a violation of this section that affects the residents of that State or political subdivision.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
`Sec. 2142. Definitions for chapter
(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of chapters at the beginning of part I of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to chapter 103 the following new item:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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