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2014 Update to the Kansas No-Call Act
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:49 AM by Brian Herder
In 2002 the Kansas Legislature passed the Kansas No-Call Act. This was actually one year before similar federal legislation was passed nationally. Some of the provisions passed in Kansas' original 2002 law are:
Telephone solicitors must consult the Kansas no-call list quarterly and delete any added numbers
Solicitors have 60 days to remove any additional numbers from their calling lists from the time they receive the quarterly updates
Consumers are required to receive clear notice that their calls may not immediately decrease for up to 90 days because of the quarterly updates
Any fines recovered from violations are to be paid to the Kansas Attorney General for enforcement use
The Kansas Attorney General may promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the No-Call Act
The 2014 legislation made several adjustments to the existing law to make it more up-to-date, and to provide uniformity with the federal law. A significant change for consumers is that cell phone numbers are now covered under the Kansas law. In addition, solicitors must now update their no-call lists every 30 days, instead of the previous period of three months. The amendments also clarify that written request is sufficient for telephone solicitors to honor, and that they must honor the request for five years from that date.
In addition, the Kansas no-call list established in 2002 is now deferred to the national no-call list. When Kansas consumers wish to add their names to the Kansas no-call list, the Kansas Attorney General will direct them to contact the Federal Trade Commission to add their name to the national no-call list. However, because the Kansas No-Call Act is still Kansas law, the Kansas Attorney General is still authorized to prosecute Kansas violations of the national no-call list on behalf of Kansas citizens.
The Kansas No-Call Act can be found in the Kansas Statutes at KSA 50-670 and 50-670a, although it will be several months before the amended statutes are published with the 2014 additions; this is the law as it existed from 2002 to June 30, 2014:
To view the current law as amended and in effect from July 1, 2014, you can check out the 2014 Session Laws online. The update to the 2014 Kansas No-Call Act is Chapter 18 of the Session Laws. A link to the PDF is provided below. Chapter 18 goes from pg. 112 to pg. 118 according to the PDF counter in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, or from pg. 84 to pg. 90, as appears on the actual printed page:
2014 Session Laws
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