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  Requirements for use of "Automated Calling Equipment" in Kentucky

  1. What is "Automated Calling Equipment"? "Automated Calling Equipment" is defined in KRS 367.461, and means any device or combination of devices which is used to select or dial telephone numbers and to deliver recorded messages to the numbers so selected or dialed.

  2. What are the requirements for use of "Automated Calling Equipment" in Kentucky?

    1. KRS 367.469 provides that prior to using "Automated Calling Equipment" to call telephone numbers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a person or company is required to file an Application for Automated Calling Equipment Permit and a $10,000 surety bond with the Office of Attorney General, unless covered by one (1) of the exceptions in KRS 367.461 (3).

    2. No person is permitted to use "Automated Calling Equipment" for conducting polls, for soliciting information, or for advertising goods, services, or property unless the conditions set forth in KRS 367.461 (2), (a)-(f) are met.

  3. What are the penalties for failing to comply with the automated calling equipment permit and $10,000 surety bond requirements provided in KRS 367.469? The Attorney General may recover a $2000 civil penalty per violation.
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