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  • NJ A2957
  • Establishes telemarketing fraud investigation unit.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides for the establishment of a telemarketing fraud investigation unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety to investigate consumer complaints related to telemarketing practices. Under the bill, the unit will be established by the director of the division, and will be responsible for investigating consumer complaints of: (1) unsolicited telemarketing sales calls from unregistered telemarketers; (2) telemarketing calls made in violation of the division's no call list; (3) telemarketing calls in which the telemarketer does not promptly provide identifying information for the person on behalf of whom the call is made or the purpose of the call; (4) telemarketing calls received between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.; (5) telemarketing calls made using caller identification blocking methods; (6) telemarketing calls made to any commercial mobile services device; and (7) any other consumer complaints related to telemarketing practices as determined by the director. The bill authorizes the director of the division to adopt rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of the bill. The bill takes effect on the first day of the seventh month following enactment, but authorizes the director of the division to take anticipatory administrative actions in advance of the bill's effective date.
2nd Reading in the Assembly
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading  (on 9/8/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
9/8/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
9/8/2016 Assembly Consumer Affairs Hearing (10:00 9/8/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/8/2016 Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 0