State Anti-Cramming Statutes and Rules

PhoneCramming involves unexpected or unauthorized charges on a bill for landline or mobile telephone service. This chart provides links to statutes or rules that address cramming.
 

Alabama Alabama Public Service Commission Rule T-16(c)(7-10) 
Alaska Alaska  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Arizona AZ. Administrative Code R14-2-2002;  R14-2-2005
Arkansas Arkansas has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
California Ca. Public Utilities Code  -see Section 2890
Connecticut Connecticut  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Colorado C.R.S. 40-15-113
Delaware DEL CODE § 924(c)
Florida Florida  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming( Fl. Stat. Ann. § 364.404(2) repealed).
Georgia O.C.G.A. §  46-5-171.1
Hawaii Hawaii  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Idaho Idaho Code 62-616A
Illinois 815 ILCS 505/2HHH; HB5211 (07/18/2012 Signed by GOVERNOR)
Indiana Indiana Code §8-1-29-5(2) ; 170 IAC 7-1.1-19
Iowa Iowa Administrative Code 199–22.23(1-2)
Kansas K.S.A. §50-6103
Kentucky KRS § 278.542(h)
Louisiana RS 45:1166.2
Maine ME. Rev. Stat. 35-A §7109
Maryland Maryland Comm. Code § 14-1322
Massachusetts Massachusetts   has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Michigan Michigan Comp. Laws § 484.2502
Minnesota Minn. Stat §237.663
Mississippi Mississippi  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Missouri Missouri has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Montana MONT CODE ANN §  69-3-1308; ARM 38.5.3901
Nebraska Neb. Rev. Stat. § 86-211; Neb. Admin. Code Title 291, Chaper 5, § 4.12
Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 598.969(8)
New Hampshire NH 34 RSA 378:46
New Jersey New Jersey  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
New Mexico N.M. Stat. Ann. § 63-9G-1 through 63-9G-9
New York New York has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
North Carolina Rule R20-1
North Dakota North Dakota  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Ohio Ohio  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Oklahoma OAC 165:55-1-4;OAC 165:55-19-3
Oregon Oregon  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Pennsylvania 52 Pa. Code § 64.23
Rhode Island Rhode Island  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
South Carolina South Carolina  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
South Dakota S.D. Codified Laws § 49-31-89
Tennessee TCA §65-4-125
Texas  Texas Utilities Code § 17.151
Utah UCA § 54-4-37
Vermont 30 V.S.A. § 208b
9 V.S.A. § 2466/HB 254 (2011)
Virginia Virginia Code § 56-479.3
Washington Washington  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
West Virginia West Virginia  has no statute or regulation that specifically prohibits cramming.
Wisconsin Wis. Admin. Code Chapter ATCP 123.04
Wyoming W.S. § 37-15-412(e)




































































1  States, such as Oregon, Washington and West Virginia, without specific cramming statutes or administrative rules may still
 prosecute slamming and cramming activities under their  various state fraud statutes.
 
2 The statutory language of  cramming statutes is not codified and state legislatures may use
 phrasing such as “unauthorized charges or changes” or “unauthorized third party billings” to describe
cramming.
 
3 Rules are included in this chart as some states have given their respective public utilities commission statutory
authority to regulate and prohibit cramming activities.