RS 51:1730     



§1730.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter, the following terms and phrases shall have the meanings hereinafter ascribed to them:

(1)  "Advertisement" means any promotion of 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call service by means of any radio, television, video or print media, telemarketing, or any other communication promoting a 900 or 976 number, service, or program to consumers.  

(2)  "Carrier" means any company that provides telecommunications transmission services.  

(3)  "Consumer" means a telephone user or end-user who calls or may call a 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call service.  

(4)  "Department" means the Department of Justice.  

(5)  "Pay-per-call service" means any passive, interactive, polling, or other similar audiotext service that is accessed through a seven or ten digit telephone number that is provided for a charge to a caller through an exclusive telephone number prefix or service access code.  

(6)  "Sponsor" means an individual, corporation, association, partnership, or other entity that sells a pay-per-call service on whose behalf charges are billed, but shall not include a public utility regulated by the state or the Federal Communications Commission or an interexchange carrier which provides transport or billing, or both, and collection services for a pay-per-call service, unless the public utility or interexchange carrier actually produces or promotes the pay-per-call service.  

(7)  "Subscriber" means any person or entity in whose name a telephone account is billed.  

Acts 1991, No. 808, §1; Acts 1992, No. 176, §1.