2008 Regular Session


File Code: Commercial Law - Consumer Protection
Sponsored By:
Delegates Smigiel, Anderson, Aumann, Boteler, Carter, Conaway, Costa, Dwyer, Eckardt, Elmore, Frank, George, Kaiser, Kelly, Ramirez, and Sossi
Consumer Protection - Telephone Calls from Debt Collectors and Telemarketers - Exception to Wiretapping Prohibition


Establishing an exception to provisions of law prohibiting a person from willfully intercepting specified wire, oral, or electronic communications under specified circumstances; and providing that it is lawful for a person to intercept a wire or electronic communication in order to secure evidence of a violation of the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act or the Maryland Telephone Consumer Protection Act under specified circumstances.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Debt Collection -see also- Attachments and Garnishments

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 10-402 , 10-402 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered