Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Lake Placid) has filed the “Florida Call-Blocking Act” for consideration during the 2018 legislative session. The Florida Senate website issued a press release announcing the bill.
Senate Bill 962 would allow telecommunication carriers to offer special call-blocking software. The software filters out persistent and annoying robocalls. Many of these calls stem from overseas, which ignore restrictions on such solicitations.
Senator Grimsley was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 and has sponsored numerous other bills. She is also running for Agriculture Commissioner in the 2018 election.
The 2018 Legislative Session begins on January 9, 2018. Senator Grimsley represents District 26, which encompasses DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and parts of Polk, Lee, and Charlotte counties.