State Slamming Statutes and Rules

September 2012

Telephone slamming is the unauthorized practice of changing a subscriber's telephone service provider without their consent.
 

Alabama Code of Ala. § 8-19B-1
Alaska 3 AAC 53.190
Arizona AZ. Administrative Code R14-2-1904 
Arkansas Ark. Stat. Ann. § 4-88-401 
Ark. Stat. Ann. § 4-88-402 
Ark. Code. Ann. § 23-17-411 (j)(1)
California  Ca. Public Utilities Code  2889.5
Connecticut General Statutes of Connecticut § 16-256i
Colorado C.R.S. 40-15-112 ; C.R.S. 40-15-113
Delaware DEL CODE § 924 (slamming and cramming)
Florida R.  25-4.118
Georgia O.C.G.A. § 46-5-183   
Hawaii Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 269-16.92
Idaho Idaho Code 48-603D
Illinois 220 ILCS 5/13-902
Indiana Indiana Code §8-1-29-5; 170 IAC 7-1.1-19 (cramming and slamming)
Iowa Iowa Code 476.103; Iowa Administrative Code 199–22.23(2) (cramming and slamming)
Kansas K.S.A. § 50,6-103
Kentucky KRS 278.535
Louisiana La. R.S. 45:1166.1
Maine ME. Rev. Stat.  35-A §7106
Maryland Md. PUBLIC UTILITIES Code Ann. § 8-405
Massachusetts M.G. L. c. 93 §§ 108 to 113; 220 CMR 13.00
Michigan Michigan Comp. Laws §484.2505
Minnesota Minn. Stat. § 237.661 
Minn. Stat. § 325F.693
Mississippi Mississippi Public Service Commission Rule 47.1
Missouri Missouri Revised Statutes 392.540 ; Missouri Code of State Regulations 240-33.150
Montana MONT CODE ANN § 69-3-1305
Nebraska R.R.S. Neb. § 75-109.01
R.R.S. Neb. § 75-132.01
R.R.S. Neb. § 86-201
R.R.S. Neb. § 86-203 
R.R.S. Neb. § 86-204  
R.R.S. Neb. § 86-209 
R.R.S. Neb. § 86-210
R.R.S. Neb. § 86-219
R.R.S. Neb. § 87-307
2009 Neb. ALS 755 
Nevada Nev. Admin. Code ch. 704, § 68028
New Hampshire NH 34 RSA 374:28-a 
New Jersey N.J. Stat. § 56:8-89
New Mexico N.M. Stat. Ann. § 63-9G-1 through 63-9G-9 (cramming and slamming)
New York N.Y. Pub. Serv. Law § 92-e
North Carolina Rule R20-1.(cramming and slamming)
North Dakota N.D. Century Code  49-21-02.4
Ohio Ohio Admin. Code §  4901:1-6-18
Oklahoma OAC Section 165:56-11-1;OAC Section 165:56-11-1.1
Oregon ORS § 759.730
Pennsylvania 52 Pa. Code § 64.23 (cramming and slamming)
Rhode Island Rhode Island has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits slamming.
South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. § 58-3-230
South Dakota S.D. Codified Laws § 49-31-89  (cramming and slamming)
Tennessee TCA §65-4-125 (slamming and cramming)
Texas  Texas Utilities Code § 17.101(slamming and cramming)
Utah Utah Code 54-8b-18 (slamming and cramming)
Vermont 30 V.S.A. § 208a
Virginia Va. Code Ann. § 56-479.1
Washington WAC 480-120-147
West Virginia W. Va. Code § 24-2E-1
Wisconsin Wis. Admin. Code Chapter ATCP 123.04 (cramming and slamming)
Wyoming W.S. § 37-15-412 (cramming and slamming)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





 


























 


Notes:

  • States without specific slamming statutes or administrative rules may still prosecute slamming and cramming activities under their  various state fraud statutes. 
  • State laws may use phrases such as “unauthorized charges or changes” or “unauthorized third party billings” to describe  slamming and cramming. 
  • Rules are included in this chart as some states have given their respective public utilities commission statutory authority to  regulate and prohibit slamming and cramming activities.

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NCSL Contacts:  Jo Anne Bourquard, jo.anne.bourquard@ncsl.org and Cassandra Kirsch, cassandra.kirsch@ncsl.org