Hearing on H.R. 3035, The Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011
H.R. 3035, The Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
House Commerce Committee
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991 limited the ability of telemarketers to make unwanted solicitations to consumers. It also placed additional restrictions on calls to wireless phones because consumers at the time paid high per-minute rates for even receiving calls. The hearing will explore concerns that the restrictions went too far and are inadvertently preventing Americans who rely on wireless phones from receiving useful information, such as alerting consumers of harmful activity on their bank accounts, data breaches, and other pertinent data affecting them directly. H.R. 3035 proposes to amend the TCPA to address some of these issues, especially since a growing number of American households now rely exclusively on cell phones. A background memo and witness list will be posted here as they become available.