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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2452         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 301


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Chris Walsh


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the requirements of telemarketers.






Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2452        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 301

By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 301) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to require telemarketers to disclose certain information.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to the requirements of telemarketers.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Section 5A of Chapter 159C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 5A the following section:-

Section 5B. A telephone solicitor shall disclose the following information if contacting a consumer regarding fundraising efforts or sweepstakes: (i) the full and correct name of the company that employs them; (ii) the per dollar percentage of a donation that goes to the fundraising company and also to the donation recipient (iii) in the case of a sweepstakes the odds of winning the good or service.

Any violation of said section shall be a reason for the consumer to file a complaint with The Attorney General's Office.

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