COLUMBUS—State Senator Dave Burke
(R-Marysville) today gave sponsor testimony during the first hearing on Senate Bill 290
in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill aims to create the offenses of theft for conversion of a telephone number or exchange, and providing misleading caller identification information.
"I am proud to stand before my colleagues today and advocate on behalf of an issue that has become such a nuisance for so many Ohioans," said Burke. "I have encountered these calls both personally and professionally while operating my pharmacy in Marysville. They are relentless and have hindered my ability to serve both my patients and constituents. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to ensure this bill moves swiftly through the legislature to end these deceptive and misleading practices."
The bill would prohibit bad actors from using or repeating a telephone number, exchange or misleading caller identification information that is not assigned to the person, with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain anything of value.
Burke held a press conference earlier this year to introduce the legislation, which you can view by clicking here
Senate Bill 290 will now receive further consideration in the committee with testimony by constituents and interested parties. For more information, or to become involved in the committee process, contact Senator Burke's office at (614) 466-8049 or Burke@OhioSenate.gov