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Kansas | AG Derek Schmidt urges FCC to take further action to reduce robocalls, caller-ID spoofing
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Kansas | AG Derek Schmidt urges FCC to take further action to reduce robocalls, caller-ID spoofing

TOPEKA, KANSAS – (May 6, 2019) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take further action to stop the growing proliferation of illegal robocalls and spoofing. Schmidt, along with attorneys general from 40 other states and the District of Columbia, today delivered formal legal comments to the FCC urging the agency to adopt its proposed rules on enforcement against caller ID spoofing on calls to the United States originating from overseas, while also addressing spoofing in text messaging and alternative voice services. The RAY BAUM’S Act of 2018, which expanded the federal prohibition against spoofing, authorized the FCC to develop the new regulations now under consideration. In the comment, the attorneys general note that “[a]lthou...
Kansas:  Sunflower Senior Solutions, Inc fined for violating No-Call Act
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Kansas: Sunflower Senior Solutions, Inc fined for violating No-Call Act

TOPEKA, KANSAS – A Kansas company has been ordered to pay $10,000 in penalties and fees for violating the No-Call Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday. Sunflower Senior Solutions, Inc., of Silver Lake, agreed to a consent judgment ordering it to pay $10,000 in fees and civil penalties. The judgment was approved April 23 by Judge Teresa Watson in Shawnee County District Court. In addition, Sunflower Senior Solutions, Inc., was enjoined from further violations of the Kansas No-Call Act and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. A portion of the monetary judgment has been suspended on the condition that the company comply with the terms of the injunction. “We continue to vigorously pursue violations of the Kansas No-Call Act,” Schmidt said. “Kansans who have signed up for t...
KANSAS; Governor signs bill establishing the Commercial Industrial Hemp Program
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KANSAS; Governor signs bill establishing the Commercial Industrial Hemp Program

Requires a plan to monitor and regulate hemp in Kansas KANSAS- To further support Kansas’ agricultural economy and provide farmers with an option for diversification, Governor Laura Kelly signed the Senate Substitute for House Bill 2167 today, establishing the Commercial Industrial Hemp Program. “The Commercial Industrial Hemp Program represents a significant step forward for our agricultural economy. It will provide another crop option for Kansas farmers in the coming years,” Governor Kelly said. “I’m proud that Kansas is moving forward with this program and I look forward to working with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture and others to encourage growth in this new industry.” Senate Substitute for House Bill 2167 requires the Kansas Department...