NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Business & Industry
SUBCOMMITTEE: Telemarketing

TIME & DATE:  1:00PM, Tuesday, March 21, 2000

PLACE: E2.010

CHAIR: Rep. Burt R. Solomons

This will be a joint hearing between the Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud
and the Subcommittee on Telemarketing.

The Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud has been charged with examining ways
to deter and punish consumer fraud directed at senior citizens,
including telemarketing.

The Subcommittee on Telemarketing has been charged with assessing the
public's view of telemarketing generally, the desire and need for
simpler ways to prevent nuisance calls, and whether views depend on
the business of the vendor or solicitor.

This hearing will focus solely on the issue of telemarketing.

The subcommittees will take both invited testimony and public