Oregon Statutes - Chapter 646A - Trade Regulation - Section 646A.372 - Limits on usage of automatic dialing and announcing device.

(1) A caller may not use an automatic dialing and announcing device in order to call a subscriber unless the device is designed and operated so as to disconnect within 10 seconds after the subscriber terminates the call.

(2) A caller may not use an automatic dialing and announcing device that dials telephone numbers randomly or sequentially unless the range of telephone numbers from which the device chooses the number to dial does not include numbers for:

(a) Fire protection, law enforcement or other emergency agencies;

(b) Hospital and health care facilities, physicianís offices, poison control centers or suicide prevention or domestic violence counseling services; and

(c) Subscribers who appear on a list compiled for the purpose of informing potential callers that the subscriber does not want to receive telephone solicitations.

(3) Subsection (2)(c) of this section does not apply to a caller who:

(a) Has an established business relationship with the subscriber;

(b) Is subject to regulation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692 et seq.;

(c) Is a representative of a public safety or law enforcement agency; or

(d) Is a representative of a school district or school if the subscriber is an employee of the school district, a student or the studentís parent, guardian or other family member.

(4) A caller who uses an automatic dialing and announcing device may use the device to call a subscriber only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. [2007 c.823 §2]

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