SENATE, No. 1985

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MAY 24, 2012

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† JEFF VAN DREW

District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)

Senator† SANDRA B. CUNNINGHAM

District 31 (Hudson)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator Ruiz

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Establishes telemarketing fraud investigation unit.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning telemarketing practices and supplementing chapter 8 of Title 56 of the Revised Statutes.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.† a.† The Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs shall establish a telemarketing fraud investigation unit within the division.† The unit shall be responsible for investigating consumer complaints of unsolicited telemarketing sales calls from: †unregistered telemarketers; telemarketing calls made in violation of the divisionís no call list; telemarketing calls in which the telemarketer calling does not promptly identify the person on behalf of whom the call is made or the purpose of the call; telemarketing calls received between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.; †telemarketing calls made using caller identification blocking methods; telemarketing calls made to any commercial mobile services device; and, any other such consumer complaints related to telemarketing practices as determined by the director.

†††† b.††† Pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, may adopt rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this act.

 

†††† 2. †This act shall take effect on the first day of the seventh month following enactment, but the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs shall take such anticipatory administrative action advance thereof as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill establishes a telemarketing fraud investigation unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs to investigate consumer complaints related to telemarketing practices.†

†††† Under the bill, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs shall establish the unit, which shall be responsible for investigating consumer complaints of unsolicited telemarketing sales calls from unregistered telemarketers; telemarketing calls made in violation of the divisionís no call list; telemarketing calls in which the telemarketer calling does not promptly identify the person on behalf of whom the call is made or the purpose of the call; telemarketing calls received between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.;† telemarketing calls made using caller identification blocking methods; telemarketing calls made to any commercial mobile services device; and, any other such consumer complaints related to telemarketing practices as determined by the director.