S. 714 - Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005

Telecommunication. 109th Congress (2005-2006) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend section 227 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227) relating to the prohibition on junk fax transmissions. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on June 24, 2005.

Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005

S. 714 — 109th Congress (2005–2006)

Summary
A bill to amend section 227 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227) relating to the prohibition on junk fax transmissions. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend section 227 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227) relating to the prohibition on junk fax transmissions.
Other Titles
  • Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005
  • Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005
  • Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005
  • Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005
  • Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005
Sponsor
Gordon Smith
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Telecommunication
  • Administrative procedure
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Collection of accounts
  • Congress
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Consumer complaints
  • Consumer education
  • Consumer protection
  • Consumers
  • Direct mail advertising
  • Executive departments
  • Facsimile transmission
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Forfeiture
  • Government information
  • Government paperwork
  • Government statistics
  • Independent regulatory commissions
  • Law
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Small business
  • Social services
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telemarketing
  • Telephone
  • Trade associations
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced4/06/2005
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (1 proposed)
    Passed Senate6/24/2005
    Passed House6/28/2005
    Signed by President7/09/2005
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.6/24/2005PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 1011 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.6/24/2005PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.6/28/2005PASSED by voice vote
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced4/06/2005
    4/06/2005Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    4/06/2005Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S3280)
    4/13/2005Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism, and Economic Development. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 109-278.
    Put on a legislative calendar4/14/2005Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
    6/07/2005Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Stevens with amendments. With written report No. 109-76.
    Put on a legislative calendar6/07/2005Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 120.
    6/24/2005Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    6/24/2005The committee amendments agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
    6/24/2005Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage6/24/2005Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
    6/24/2005Amendment SA 1011 proposed by Senator Alexander for Senator Boxer.
    select this voteVote6/24/2005Amendment SA 1011 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    6/24/2005Received in the House.
    6/24/2005Held at the desk.
    Presented to President6/28/2005Cleared for White House.
    6/28/2005Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
    6/28/2005Considered under suspension of the rules.
    6/28/2005DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 714.
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage6/28/2005On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
    Presented to President6/30/2005Presented to President.
    Signed7/09/2005Signed by President.
    Enacted7/09/2005Became Public Law No: 109-21.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    select this voteS. Amdt. 1011Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]June 24, 2005Passed by voice vote on June 23, 2005.

    To require post-date-of-enactment authorization for an established business relationship to a telephone facsimile machine.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    >1,000 times as much
    $3,763,211
    $2,009,338
    $2,137,295
    $11,148,734
    $827,143
    $19,885,721
    $2,500
    $2,500

    opposed this bill

    6 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.

    6 organizations supported this bill

    Bell South
    National Association of Realtors
    National Newspaper Association
    National Retail Federation
    Retail Industry Leaders Association
    Westfax

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    Consumer Watchdog
    Junkfax.org

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2006.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$53,650$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$213,250$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$81,650$0Yes
    George AllenRVA$352,806$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$140,016$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$289,024$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$36,300$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$266,451$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$49,064$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$147,150$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$208,492$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$111,090$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$77,649$0Yes
    Conrad BurnsRMT$294,912$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$239,214$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$70,250$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$451,434$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$87,829$0Yes
    Lincoln ChafeeRRI$82,800$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$191,052$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$1,679,954$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$55,208$0Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$36,500$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$294,063$0Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$91,778$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$88,400$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$296,900$0Yes
    Jon CorzineDNJ$13,800$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$55,800$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$24,900$0Yes
    Mark DaytonDMN$12,925$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$305,849$0Yes
    Mike DeWineROH$325,352$0Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$243,866$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$214,570$0Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$67,474$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$123,508$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$115,385$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$221,824$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$20,500$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$107,315$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$200,965$0Yes
    Bill FristRTN$0$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$290,381$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$186,899$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$84,150$0Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$67,715$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$109,525$0Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$140,000$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$164,374$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$66,477$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$70,159$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$593,747$0Yes
    Jim JeffordsIVT$29,950$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$91,847$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$208,800$0Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$213,392$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$565,777$0Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$150,455$0Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$171,150$0Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$61,650$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$83,908$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$935,229$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$98,858$500Yes
    Chester Trent LottRMS$66,600$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$80,850$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$336,320$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$127,695$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$198,100$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$91,970$2,000Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$100,950$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$147,600$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$245,064$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$516,519$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$374,401$0Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$126,150$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$94,467$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$180,700$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$30,950$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$99,565$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$443,363$0Yes
    Rick SantorumRPA$496,075$0Yes
    Paul SarbanesDMD$8,000$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$949,104$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$82,380$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$146,900$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$196,586$0Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$77,250$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$499,760$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$175,475$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$142,749$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$118,205$0Yes
    Jim TalentRMO$390,574$0Yes
    Craig ThomasRWY$23,750$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$316,968$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$132,170$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$161,900$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$57,750$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$223,499$0Yes

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$53,650$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$213,250$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$81,650$0Yes
    George AllenRVA$352,806$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$140,016$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$289,024$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$36,300$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$266,451$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$49,064$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$147,150$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$208,492$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$111,090$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$77,649$0Yes
    Conrad BurnsRMT$294,912$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$239,214$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$70,250$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$451,434$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$87,829$0Yes
    Lincoln ChafeeRRI$82,800$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$191,052$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$1,679,954$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$55,208$0Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$36,500$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$294,063$0Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$91,778$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$88,400$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$296,900$0Yes
    Jon CorzineDNJ$13,800$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$55,800$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$24,900$0Yes
    Mark DaytonDMN$12,925$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$305,849$0Yes
    Mike DeWineROH$325,352$0Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$243,866$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$214,570$0Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$67,474$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$123,508$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$115,385$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$221,824$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$20,500$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$107,315$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$200,965$0Yes
    Bill FristRTN$0$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$290,381$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$186,899$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$84,150$0Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$67,715$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$109,525$0Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$140,000$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$164,374$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$66,477$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$70,159$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$593,747$0Yes
    Jim JeffordsIVT$29,950$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$91,847$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$208,800$0Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$213,392$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$565,777$0Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$150,455$0Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$171,150$0Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$61,650$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$83,908$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$935,229$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$98,858$500Yes
    Chester Trent LottRMS$66,600$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$80,850$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$336,320$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$127,695$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$198,100$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$91,970$2,000Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$100,950$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$147,600$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$245,064$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$516,519$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$374,401$0Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$126,150$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$94,467$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$180,700$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$30,950$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$99,565$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$443,363$0Yes
    Rick SantorumRPA$496,075$0Yes
    Paul SarbanesDMD$8,000$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$949,104$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$82,380$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$146,900$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$196,586$0Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$77,250$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$499,760$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$175,475$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$142,749$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$118,205$0Yes
    Jim TalentRMO$390,574$0Yes
    Craig ThomasRWY$23,750$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$316,968$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$132,170$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$161,900$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$57,750$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$223,499$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Real estate$11,148,734
    Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$3,763,211
    Cable distributors & service providers$2,137,295
    Telecommunications$2,009,338
    Retail trade$827,143

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Consumer groups$2,500
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