Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed S.B. 98 into law on July 13 as Public Act No. 11-221, requiring accurate caller identification.

The new law adds the following to the criminal statutes: "with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, uses an electronic device to impersonate another and such act results in personal injury or financial loss to another or the initiation of judicial proceedings against another".

MRA always recommends a policy of “truth in caller ID” for researchers, so S.B. 98 should have minimal impact on the research profession.

See MRA's previous Legislative Update on S.B. 100 (which was incorporated into S.B. 98).

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