Do-Not-Call Registry Legislation

The Do-Not Call Registry Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. § 6151; originally codified at 15 U.S.C. § 6101 note) expressly authorized the FTC under section 3(a)(3)(A) of the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act to implement and enforce the Do-Not-Call Registry, and ratified the Registry provision of the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 C.F.R. 310.4(b)(1)(iii) (which became effective on March 31, 2003). The Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003 (15 U.S.C. § 6152 et seq.; originally codified at § 6101 note) authorized the FTC to set and collect Registry fees for fiscal years 2003 through 2007; required the FCC to issue a compatible Do-Not-Call rule; and directed the FTC and the FCC to submit an annual report on the Registry for fiscal years 2003 through 2007 to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Do-Not-Call Registry Fee Extension Act of 2007 (15 U.S.C. § 6154) amended the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act to specify by statute the Registry fees for telemarketers, and revised the report requirements in the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act (above). The Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007 (15 U.S.C. § 6155) further amended the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act to prohibit the automatic expiration of Registry listings.