HOUSE LOOKS INTO BUSINESS TELEPHONE LISTINGS


By Bob Katzen

On July 20, 2017, the House gave initial approval to a bill that would prohibit a business from listing a local telephone number in a phone directory if calls are routinely forwarded to a non-local number and the listing does not give the true physical address of the business. The measure has been stuck in the House Bills in Third Reading Committee since its approval more than a year ago.

Supporters say the measure would prohibit businesses from misrepresenting their location and fooling people into thinking an out-of-town company is in their town.

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