Do Not Text Law Set To Go Into Effect
Several new laws are set to go into effect on July 1. One of them most Tennesseans will be really glad to see come online. It is being dubbed the “don’t text law”. It’s not exactly what you might think though. This law aims to put an end to those irritating text messages that are sent to your phone. It’s like those telemarketer calls but in text form. You might remember, back in 1999 the Tennessee state legislature created the Do Not Call Registry. Under this new law, a new “Do Not Text” list will be merged with the existing “do not call registry” to close the texting loophole. According to the new law, as of July 1st, anyone who sends a text encouraging the purchase or rental of, or investment in, property, goods or services could face a fine of up to $2,000 per violation. The bill also applies to solicitors requesting donations, however, non-profit groups are exempt from the law.