language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 377-S.F.No. 1919 An act relating to trade regulations; regulating telephone advertising services; providing penalties and remedies; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 8.31, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 8.31, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [INVESTIGATE OFFENSES AGAINST THE PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN DESIGNATED SECTIONS; ASSIST IN ENFORCEMENT.] The attorney general shall investigate violations of the law of this state respecting unfair, discriminatory, and other unlawful practices in business, commerce, or trade, and specifically, but not exclusively, the nonprofit corporation act (sections 317A.001 to 317A.909), the act against unfair discrimination and competition (sections 325D.01 to 325D.08), the unlawful trade practices act (sections 325D.09 to 325D.16), the antitrust act (sections 325D.49 to 325D.66), section 325F.67 and other laws against false or fraudulent advertising, the antidiscrimination acts contained in section 325D.67, the act against monopolization of food products (section 325D.68), the act regulating telephone advertising services (section 2), and the prevention of consumer fraud act (sections 325F.68 to 325F.70) and assist in the enforcement of those laws as in this section provided. Sec. 2. [325E.39] [TELEPHONE ADVERTISING SERVICES.] Subdivision 1. [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section, "telephone advertising service" means a service that enables advertisers to make recorded personal or other advertisements available to respondents by means of voice mail or another messaging device accessed by telephone. "Telephone advertising service" does not mean advertisements for telephone services or a newspaper or other medium of mass communication that publishes an advertisement for a telephone advertising service. Subd. 2. [VERIFICATION AND IDENTIFICATION.] A person who operates a telephone advertising service in this state shall: (1) verify the placement of an advertisement that includes the advertiser's telephone number or other information that enables respondents to identify and communicate directly with the advertiser by calling the listed number or otherwise communicating with the person identified as the advertiser to ensure that the person placed or consented to the placement of the advertisement; and (2) in any advertising for the telephone advertising service, provide a business mailing address or business telephone number sufficient to enable persons to communicate with the business operation of the service. Presented to the governor March 30, 1992 Signed by the governor April 1, 1992, 4:52 p.m.