Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 962
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/09/2018           .                                

       The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Grimsley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 365.176, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         365.176Florida Call-Blocking Act.—
    8         (1)This section may be cited as the “Florida Call-Blocking
    9  Act.”
   10         (2)As used in this section, the term:
   11         (a)“Caller identification service” means a service that
   12  allows a telephone subscriber to have the telephone number and,
   13  if available, the name of the calling party transmitted
   14  contemporaneously with the telephone call and displayed on a
   15  device in or connected to the subscriber’s telephone.
   16         (b)“Pooling administrator” means the Thousands-Block
   17  Pooling Administrator as identified in 47 C.F.R. s. 52.20.
   18         (c)“Provider” means a telecommunications company that
   19  provides voice communications services to customers in this
   20  state.
   21         (3)Consistent with authorization provided by federal law
   22  and rules of the Federal Communications Commission or its
   23  successors, providers operating in this state may block calls in
   24  the following manner:
   25         (a)Providers may block a voice call when the subscriber to
   26  which the originating number is assigned has requested that
   27  calls purporting to originate from that number be blocked
   28  because the number is used for inbound calls only.
   29         (b)Providers may block calls originating from the
   30  following numbers:
   31         1.A number that is not a valid North American Numbering
   32  Plan number;
   33         2.A valid North American Numbering Plan number that is not
   34  allocated to a provider by the North American Numbering Plan
   35  Administrator or the pooling administrator; and
   36         3.A valid North American Numbering Plan number that is
   37  allocated to a provider by the North American Numbering Plan
   38  Administrator or pooling administrator, but is unused, so long
   39  as the provider blocking the calls is the allocatee of the
   40  number and confirms that the number is unused or has obtained
   41  verification from the allocatee that the number is unused at the
   42  time of the blocking.
   44  Providers may not block a voice call pursuant to subparagraph 1.
   45  or subparagraph 2. if the call is an emergency call placed to
   46  911.
   47         (4)For purposes of blocking calls from certain originating
   48  numbers as authorized in this section, a provider may rely on
   49  caller identification service information to determine the
   50  originating number.
   51         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
   53  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   54  And the title is amended as follows:
   55         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   56  and insert:
   57                        A bill to be entitled                      
   58         An act relating to telephone solicitation; creating s.
   59         365.176, F.S.; providing a short title; defining
   60         terms; authorizing telecommunication providers to
   61         block certain calls; prohibiting the blocking of
   62         certain calls; authorizing telecommunication providers
   63         to rely upon caller identification service information
   64         to determine originating numbers for the purpose of
   65         blocking such calls; providing an effective date.