State Do Not Mail Registry Bills – 2011

Mail Moves America works with state business groups and communicates with legislators about the importance of direct mail for consumers, businesses and the economy. The following is a summary of the current state bills.

Indiana

SB 514 amends the state do not call statute to include "mail sent by United States mail."  The bill has been referred to the Judiciary Committee.

New York

SB 2063 directs the New York Consumer Protection Board to establish a registry of consumers who do not want to receive unsolicited direct mail marketing.  The bill also directs the board to provide a way for consumers to register via a toll-free telephone number.  The bill has been referred to the Senate Consumer Protection Committee.

Missouri

SB 431 would require the attorney general to establish a “do not offer” list for residents who are 70 years and older. The bill allows fines up to $5,000 per violation and creates a private right of action for consumers to also bring suit. Exemptions are provided for: a customer’s prior permission, an existing business relationship within the past 180 days, 501(c)3 charitable fundraising, certain federal agencies and persons who work from home or who are setting appointments.

HB 831 would require the attorney general to establish a "do not offer" list for residents who are 70 years and older. The bill allows fines up to $5,000 per violation and creates a private right of action for consumers to also bring suit. Exemptions are provided for: a customer's prior permission, an existing business relationship within the past 180 days, 501(c)3 charitable fundraising, certain federal agencies and persons who work from home or who are setting appointments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

updated: Friday, June 3, 2011 9:57 AM