Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 515-14-1-.01 - Definitions

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

As used in this Utility Rule 515-14-1, the following terms shall have the following definitions:

(a) "Caller identification service" means a type of telephone service that permits telephone subscribers to see the telephone numbers of incoming calls.
(b) "Commission" means the Georgia Public Service Commission.
(c) "No Call List" means the list compiled of telephone numbers of residential, mobile or wireless subscribers who object to receiving telephone solicitations and maintained on a database established and provided for by the Commission or an entity with which it has contracted for this purpose as contemplated by O.C.G.A. ยง 46-5-27(d)(2). This list may also be referenced herein as the "No Call Database."
(d) "Residential subscriber" means a person who has subscribed to residential telephone service from a local exchange company or mobile or wireless telephone service provider, or other persons living or residing with such person.
(e) "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, but does not include communications:
(1) To any residential, mobile or wireless subscriber with that subscriber's prior express invitation or permission;
(2) By or on behalf of any person or entity with whom a residential, mobile or wireless subscriber has a prior or current business or personal relationship;

or

(3) By or on behalf of a charitable organization that has filed a registration statement pursuant to Code Section 43-17-9, or is exempt from such registration under paragraphs (1) through (6) of subsection (a) of Code Section 43-17-9, or is exempt from such registration such as a religious organization or agency referred to in paragraph (2) of Code Section 43-17-2.

Such communication may be from a live operator, through the use of ADAD equipment as defined in Code Section 46-5-23, or by other means.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 515-14-1-.01
O.C.G.A. Sec. 46-5-27.
Original Rule entitled "Definitions" adopted. F. Dec. 11, 1998; eff. 12/31/1998. Amended. F. Aug. 9, 1999; eff. 8/29/1999. Amended: F. Dec. 23, 2003; eff. 1/12/2004.

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