NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Business & Industry
SUBCOMMITTEE: Consumer Fraud

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

PLACE: E2.010

CHAIR: Rep. Bill Siebert

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

The Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud has been charged with examing 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
simplier ways to prevent nuisance calls, and whether views depend  on
the business of the vendor or solicitor.

The hearing will focus solely on the issue of telemarketing.

The subcommittees will take both invited testimony and public