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State Level Legislation

Telemarketing and the Cannabis Industry

The legality of the cannabis industry varies wildly from state to state, and even between localities within individual states. Many cannabis companies spend considerable time and resources navigating this confusing legal and regulatory landscape. However, they often fail to understand another risky, similarly complex legal infrastructure: the world of telemarketing regulations.

California Continues CCPA Implementation Process

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced two new steps in the process of implementing the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA): a set of amendments to the CCPA’s regulations and appointments to the five-member board of the newly created California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA). These actions are effective as of March 15, 2021.

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.

First CCPA Class Action Settlement Reached for $400,000

A milestone has been reached with the announcement of the first settlement for a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) class action. The parties in the lawsuit against Hanna Andersson, a retailer of high end children's apparel, reached an agreement last month to settle the case for $400,000.

California Legislature Passes Debt Collection Licensure Law

This week, both houses of the California state legislature passed the Debt Collection Licensing Act (SB 908), a bill that makes California one of 35 states to require a license in order to practice debt collection. Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.