Senate Passes TRACED Act to Address Illegal Robocalls

The Senate passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act Thursday, legislation designed to combat unwanted robocalls via the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  The measure passed the House December 4.

It now heads to President Trump for his consideration.

The TRACED Act (S.151), is a bipartisan effort to enact legislation that addresses illegal robocalls and seeks to improve enforcement of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, while recognizing the need to provide recourse to those legitimate callers whose calls may be erroneously blocked as a result. 

CUNA and the state leagues continue to engage Congress, the FCC, and the courts on the need for additional clarity on the definition of an autodialer under the TCPA so that credit unions will not be placed in legal jeopardy when attempting to contact members for legitimate reasons including notification of a data-breach or unusual account activity.