Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 16. Telephone Solicitation No-Call List


30-14-1601. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Caller identification service" means a type of telephone service that permits telephone subscribers to see the telephone number of incoming telephone calls.

(2) "Department" means the department of justice provided for in 2-15-2001.

(3) "Residential subscriber" means a person who has subscribed to residential telephone service from a local exchange company and the other persons living or residing with the person.

(4) "Telephone solicitation" means any voice communication over a telephone line from a live operator, through the use of an automatic dialing-announcing device, or by other means for the purpose of encouraging the purchase of, rental of, or investment in property, goods, or services. Telephone solicitation does not include communications:

(a) to any residential subscriber with that subscriber's prior express invitation or permission;

(b) by or on behalf of any person or entity with whom a residential subscriber has had a business contact within the past 180 days or has a current business or personal relationship;

(c) by or on behalf of an entity organized pursuant to section 501(c)(1) through 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(1) through 501(c)(6), while the entity is engaged in fundraising to support the charitable purpose for which the entity was established and provided that a bona fide member of the exempt organization makes the voice communication;

(d) by or on behalf of any entity over which a federal agency has regulatory authority to the extent that:

(i) subject to that authority, the entity is required to maintain a license, permit, or certificate to sell or provide the merchandise being offered through telemarketing; and

(ii) the entity is required by law or rule to develop and maintain a no-call list;

(e) by a natural person responding to a referral or working from the person's primary residence; or

(f) by a person licensed by the state of Montana to carry out a trade, occupation, or profession who is setting or attempting to set an appointment for actions relating to that licensed trade, occupation, or profession within the state.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 589, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 14, Ch. 280, L. 2005.