Legislature(2003 - 2004)

02/18/2003 08:02 AM House STA

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HB  15-TELEMARKETERS NO-CALL LISTS                                                                                            
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH  announced that the  final order of  business was                                                               
HOUSE BILL  NO. 15, "An  Act relating to establishing  the Alaska                                                               
No-Call List, a data base  of residential telephone customers who                                                               
do not  wish to receive telephonic  solicitations; providing that                                                               
the data base be compiled at  no cost to the customers; requiring                                                               
paid  telephonic sellers  to purchase  the  data base;  requiring                                                               
telephonic sellers  to identify themselves;  requiring telephonic                                                               
solicitors  who   are  otherwise  exempt  from   registration  as                                                               
telephonic  solicitors to  file with  the Department  of Law  and                                                               
purchase the data base; and providing for an effective date."                                                                   
CHAIR  WEYHRAUCH announced  that the  committee is  not going  to                                                               
take action  on HB  15, but  he offered  to allow  testimony from                                                               
Marie Darlin.                                                                                                                   
Number 1989                                                                                                                     
MARIE  DARLIN,  AARP  Capital  City   Task  Force,  informed  the                                                               
committee that  she has testified  on this matter before  and the                                                               
committee  should have  AARP's written  support  of HB  15.   She                                                               
noted  that   [AARP  representatives]  spent   considerable  time                                                               
working with the sponsor of  last year's legislation.  Ms. Darlin                                                               
recalled  that   last  year's   legislation  went   through  both                                                               
sessions, and she  expressed the hope that it  wouldn't take that                                                               
long again.                                                                                                                     
CHAIR WEYHRAUCH  announced that although  it's unclear  when this                                                               
legislation  will be  heard  again, the  committee  will hear  it                                                               
again because it is an important issue.                                                                                         
[HB 15 was held over.]                                                                                                          

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