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    Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 325E.311 to 325E.316, the terms in
subdivisions 2 to 6 have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Caller. "Caller" means a person, corporation, firm, partnership, association, or legal
or commercial entity that attempts to contact, or that contacts, a residential subscriber in this
state by using a telephone or a telephone line.
    Subd. 3. Caller identification service. "Caller identification service" means a telephone
service that permits telephone subscribers to see the telephone number of incoming telephone
    Subd. 4. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of commerce.
    Subd. 5. Residential subscriber. "Residential subscriber" means a person who has
subscribed to residential telephone services from a telephone company or the other persons
living or residing with the subscribing person.
    Subd. 6. Telephone solicitation. "Telephone solicitation" means any voice communication
over a telephone line for the purpose of encouraging the purchase or rental of, or investment in,
property, goods, or services, whether the communication is made by a live operator, through the
use of an automatic dialing-announcing device as defined in section 325E.26, subdivision 2, or by
other means. Telephone solicitation does not include communications:
    (1) to any residential subscriber with that subscriber's prior express invitation or permission;
    (2) by or on behalf of any person or entity with whom a residential subscriber has a prior
or current business or personal relationship.
Telephone solicitation also does not include communications if the caller is identified by a caller
identification service and the call is:
    (i) by or on behalf of an organization that is identified as a nonprofit organization under
state or federal law, unless the organization is a debt management services provider defined
in section 332A.02;
    (ii) by a person soliciting without the intent to complete, and who does not in fact complete,
the sales presentation during the call, but who will complete the sales presentation at a later
face-to-face meeting between the solicitor who makes the call and the prospective purchaser; or
    (iii) by a political party as defined under section 200.02, subdivision 6.
History: 2002 c 367 s 1; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 4 s 92; 2007 c 57 art 3 s 42

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