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Lipscomb’s bill targets misleading Caller ID info

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New District 30 Rep. Craig Lipscomb, R-Gadsden, is sponsoring and has prefiled legislation that would make it illegal for telephone solicitors to use misleading Caller ID information.

House Bill 40 is co-signed by another new local legislator, District 28 Rep. Gil Isbell, R-Gadsden.

Under existing Alabama law, there is no penalty for the intentional use of misleading caller ID information by solicitors. Lipscomb’s bill would make it a felony and also would make it a violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, to provide for enforcement by the attorney general.

 

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