Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 10 MRSA §1498, sub-§1, ¶A-1 is enacted to read:
A-1. "Misleading or inaccurate caller identification information" includes, to the extent consistent with federal law, blocked caller identification information.
Sec. 2. 10 MRSA §1498, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 775, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 10 MRSA §1498, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 775, is amended to read:
Sec. 4. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§1, ¶D, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 70, §1 and affected by §2, is amended to read:
D. "Telemarketing" means a plan, program or campaign that is conducted by use of one or more telephones or other telecommunications services, including interconnected voice over Internet protocol and text messaging, to induce the purchase of goods or services or a charitable contribution and that involves more than one intrastate telephone call. "Telemarketing" does not include the solicitation of sales through the mailing of a catalog that contains a written description or illustration of the goods or services offered for sale, the business address of the seller and multiple pages of written material or illustrations, and that is issued not less frequently than once a year, if the person making the solicitation does not solicit customers by telephone but only receives calls initiated by customers in response to the catalog and during those calls takes orders without further solicitation. For purposes of this paragraph, the term "further solicitation" does not include providing the customer with information about, or attempting to sell, any other item included in the same catalog that prompted the customer's call or in a substantially similar catalog.
Sec. 5. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 70, §1 and affected by §2, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
Sec. 6. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 70, §1 and affected by §2, is repealed.
Sec. 7. 10 MRSA §1499-A, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment adds a definition of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information to include blocked calls and adds language including interconnected voice over Internet protocol and text messaging, and removes the requirement for at least one intrastate call, in the definition of telemarketing. It adds an exception to the prohibition on use of automatic calls in order to communicate with a business about reservations, purchases and other information for customers such as hours of operation, directions and merchandise availability. The amendment removes language prohibiting blocked telemarketer caller identification information. The amendment adds language stating that violations of the prohibition on misleading or inaccurate telemarketer caller identification information that are violations of the Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act are enforceable by the Office of the Attorney General. The amendment changes the language describing transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information to add a requirement for intent to defraud, cause harm or obtain anything of value. Finally, the amendment adds language stating that a telecommunications carrier providing telecommunications service as allowed by federal law is exempt from the prohibition on causing any caller identification services to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm or obtain anything of value.