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FTC to Increase DNC List Fees on October 1

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will be increasing the fees associated with the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry for the fiscal year 2022. DNC List fees are assessed on a per-area code basis.

New York Extends DNC List Restrictions to Text Messages

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation expanding the state’s definition of telemarketing to explicitly include text messaging. The state’s restrictions on contacting residents whose phone numbers are on the Do Not Call (DNC) list now applies to text messages as well as voice calls.

Florida Legislature Passes New, TCPA-like, State-Level Telemarketing Bill

In late April, the Florida legislature passed a new telemarketing bill. The bill, CS/SB 1120, amends the state’s existing telemarketing laws—the Florida Telemarketing Act and the Florida Do Not Call Act—transforming them from fairly standard pieces of state-level Do Not Call (DNC) legislation to something more akin to a miniature Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Cannabis Company Faces $5 Million TCPA Complaint

Cannabis companies remain a significant target for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) complaints. The latest—Montanez v. Green Peak Industries LLC—is a class action in the Western District of Michigan Court seeking a whopping $5,000,000 in damages.

The 12 States With State-Level DNC Lists

When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) implemented the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry in 2003, 32 states already managed their own DNC lists. In the ensuing years, most of those states chose to forgo the continued maintenance of state-specific lists and adopted the federal list.