In March, 1997 three pieces of legislation, directly impacting individuals and businesses who conduct business through telemarketing, became law. In addition to creating a registration process for telemarketers with the Office of Attorney General, these laws also create new civil and criminal penalties for certain conduct. These provisions, as outlined below, help to create an atmosphere for telemarketing that both protects consumers, and is business friendly.
RegistrationWho Must Register: Unless exempt from registration by law (as noted below), you must register with the Office of Attorney General if you use a telephone as part of a plan, program or campaign to induce the purchase of goods or services, or to solicit contributions for a charity when either of the following apply:
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