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Michigan Establishes Do Not Call List
Michigan has adopted the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call
Registry as the state's Do Not Call List. Michigan residents can now register for the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call Registry by phone or on-line. For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call website at http://www.donotcall.gov
Michigan's Do Not Call List Law - In December 2002, the Michigan Legislature
612 of 2002, prohibiting telephone solicitations to residential consumers
on the state's Do Not Call List. PA 612 states that if a federal government
agency established a federal Do Not Call List, within 120 days after the establishment
of that list, the Commission should designate the federal list as the state
Do Not Call list.
The National Do Not Call Registry - With amendments to its Telemarketing
Sales Rule in 2003, the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC) established a National
Do Not Call Registry.
The MPSC Order - At its April 17, 2003 meeting, the Michigan Public
Service Commission issued MPSC
Order No. U-13753 designating the Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call
Registry as the Michigan Do Not Call list.
The Federal Communications Commission's Rules - On July 3, 2003, the FCC released a final rule on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 which adopted new rules (See Appendix A -- Final Rules -- Page 130) to provide consumers with several options for avoiding unwanted telephone solicitations consistent with the FTC's rules.
Exemptions - Exemptions
to Michigan's Do Not Call List law can be found in PA 612.
Enforcement - In December 2002, the Michigan Legislature signed PA
613 of 2002, giving the Michigan
Attorney General authority to enforce the Do Not Call List law. Complaints
can also be filed with the Federal
Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.