by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
FCC PETITIONS TRACKER
Kelley Drye's Communications group prepares a comprehensive summary of
pending petitions and FCC actions relating to the scope and
interpretation of the TCPA. Highlights of this month's summary are
Number of Petitions Pending
29 petitions pending
* One petition for reconsideration of the rules to implement the
government debt collection exemption
* One application for review of the decision to deny a request for an
exemption of the prior express consent requirement of the TCPA for
"mortgage servicing calls"
* One request for reconsideration of the 10/14/16 waiver of the prior
express written consent rule granted to 7 petitioners.
On January 26, 2022, the National Consumer Law Center and other
consumer groups filed an ex parte letter requesting that the FCC
expressly exclude prerecorded scam calls and automated texts from the
exemptions from the consent requirement for these calls and texts in
42 U.S.C. § 227(b).