Public Service Commissioner requests amendments be made to the current No-Call Law
JACKSON – Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley is tired of seeing predatory telemarketers escape punishment through loopholes in the law and abuse of the Caller ID technology; he plans to change that. This week, Presley instructed the PSC’s legal staff to devise amendments to the state’s No-Call Law for possible new legislation to create the right for victims to directly sue telemarketers for at least $500 in damages per call when a violation occurs. Such a right exists for customers on the Federal Do Not Call List, but a lawsuit is not currently an option for those on Mississippi’s No-Call list. Under the proposal, the PSC would continue to enforce the state No-Call law, but consumers would have a route to also be personally compensated for damages and violations.