Keating signs telemarketing restricton act

Monday, April 15th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Gov. Frank Keating signed legislation Monday to prohibit telemarketers from calling consumers who have put their names on a ``no-call'' list.

Under the measure, the state Attorney General's Office must publicize a notice to consumers that a no-telemarketing-sales-call registry has been created.

The office will maintain the list and will make it available to telemarketers for a fee as well as prosecute violations.

The bill takes effect July 1, but the no-call list won't be ready until Jan. 1.

The measure's author, Sen. Keith Leftwich of Oklahoma City, said there has been strong public interest in legislation to prevent unsolicited telemarketing calls.