by David O. Klein
The Florida State Legislature has unanimously passed CS/SB 1120 (the "Bill"). Telemarketing businesses will notice many similarities between the Bill and the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). Most notably is the creation of a private right of action. If signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, the Bill will go into effect on July 1, 2021, significantly updating both the Florida Telemarketing Act and the Florida Do Not Call Act to create what would be the equivalent of a Florida TCPA. Telemarketers should be mindful of the updates contained in the Bill and take appropriate measures to comply with its provisions should it pass into law.