New Florida TCPA Legislation SIGNED And EFFECTIVE JULY 1!!!! - Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment - United States (

By David O. Klein (New York)

On June 29, 2021, Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, signed CS/SB 1120 into law (the "Law"). Telemarketing businesses will notice many similarities between the Law and the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). Most notably is the creation of a private right of action. The Law goes into effect on July 1, 2021. The Law significantly updates both the Florida Telemarketing Act and the Florida Do Not Call Act to create what is the equivalent of a Florida TCPA. Telemarketers should be mindful of the updates contained in the Law and take appropriate measures to comply with its provisions if it passes into law.

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***** Moderator's Note *****

This somewhat breathless paean to the Governor of Florida reads like a press release issued by the Governor's office: it includes gushing praise, an overly enthusiastic announcement, and a vague threat issued to "Telemarketers" as if they were innocent children hearing about the Bogeyman who will punish them for saying the emperor has no clothes on.

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