The Oklahoma do not call law passed on April 15, 2002 and took effect
July 1, 2002 but won’t be ready until January 1, 2003. The law bans telemarketers from calling persons on the state no-call list maintained by the Oklahoma Attorney General. The legislation is patterned after one in Missouri that was launched last July. Registration is free to Oklahoma residents. Telemarketers must pay an annual fee of $250 to view the list and a $100 renewal fee thereafter. The list is updated quarterly. If the do not call law is violated penalties may be a $500 fine per call for a first offense and $5000 fine for subsequent offenses.
Exemptions to the do not call law includes:
- Nonprofit groups
- Political campaigns
- Prior business relationship
- Face to face sales
HB2837 also passed on June 7, 2002 that bans the use of predictive dialing equipment that cause the abandonment rate for calls to exceed five percent.
For more information consumers can log onto the Attorney General website at http://www.oag.state.ok.us/explorer.index.html or call the office at 918.581.2885.
Source: Oklahoma State Statutes
Oklahoma Attorney General
State Telephone Regulation Report