The commissioner shall establish and maintain a list of telephone numbers of residential subscribers who object to receiving telephone solicitations. The commissioner may fulfill the requirements of this subdivision by contracting with an agent for the establishment and maintenance of the list. The list must be established by January 1, 2003.
(a) Each local exchange company must inform its residential subscribers of the opportunity to provide notification to the commissioner or its contractor that the subscriber objects to receiving telephone solicitations. The notification must be made in the manner prescribed by the commissioner.
(b) Any residential subscriber may contact the commissioner or the commissioner's agent and give notice, in the manner prescribed by the commissioner, that the subscriber objects to receiving telephone solicitations. The commissioner shall add the telephone number of any subscriber who gives notice of objection to the list maintained pursuant to subdivision 1 within 90 days of the date the notice is received.
(c) The commissioner shall allow consumers to give notice under this subdivision by mail or electronically.
(d) The commissioner shall establish the procedures by which a person wishing to make telephone solicitations may obtain access to the list. Those procedures shall, to the extent practicable, allow for access to paper or electronic copies of the list.
If, pursuant to United States Code, title 15, section 6102(a), the Federal Trade Commission establishes a national list of telephone numbers of subscribers who object to receiving telephone solicitations, the commissioner may consider the Federal Trade Commission as its agent for the establishment and maintenance of a list.
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