§ 51:1730 Definitions
§ 51:1731 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call charges; advertisement; collection; penalties
§ 51:1732 Registration requirements for prizes, sweepstakes, games of chance, job lines, and loans
§ 51:1733 Other prohibitions
§ 51:1734 Violations
§ 51:1735 Exemptions

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 51 > Chapter 19-B - Disclosure of Charges for 900, 976, and Other Pay-Per-Call Services

  • 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. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Carrier: means any company that provides telecommunications transmission services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Consumer: means a telephone user or end-user who calls or may call a 900, 976, or any other pay-per-call service. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Department: means the Department of Justice. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Department: means the Louisiana Department of Health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:2102
  • Hospital: means any institution, place, building, or agency, public or private, whether for profit or not, with facilities for the diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons who are suffering from illness, injury, infirmity, or deformity or other physical condition for which obstetrical, medical, or surgical services would be available and appropriate and which operates or is affiliated with facilities for the overnight care, observation, or recovery of those persons. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:2102
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Person: means the state, and any political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association or joint stock association, or the legal successor thereof. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:2102
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730
  • Subscriber: means any person or entity in whose name a telephone account is billed. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1730