481P-5 Exemptions. This chapter shall not apply to:

(1) A person who initiates telephone calls to a residence for the sole purpose of polling or soliciting the expression of ideas, opinions, or votes, or a person soliciting solely for a political or religious cause or purpose;

(2) A securities broker-dealer, salesperson, investment adviser, or investment adviser representative who is registered with this State to sell securities or who is authorized to sell securities in this State pursuant to federal securities laws, when soliciting over the telephone within the scope of the person's registration;

(3) A financial institution that is authorized to accept deposits under its chartering or licensing authority where such deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the National Credit Union Administration, including but not limited to a bank, savings bank, savings and loan association, depository financial services loan company, or credit union, or a nondepository financial services loan company that is licensed or authorized to conduct business in this State by the commissioner of financial institutions, or an affiliate or subsidiary of a financial institution as defined in chapter 412;

(4) A person or organization that is licensed or authorized to conduct business in this State by the insurance commissioner including but not limited to an insurance company and its employees, while engaged in the business of selling or advertising the sale of insurance products or services;

(5) A college or university accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education;

(6) A person who publishes a catalog of at least fifteen pages, four times a year, with a circulation of at least one hundred thousand, where the catalog includes clear disclosure of sale prices, shipping, handling, and other charges;

(7) A political subdivision or instrumentality of the United States, or any state of the United States;

(8) The sale of goods or services by telecommunications or landline (i.e., cable) or wireless video service providers, for which the terms and conditions of the offering, production, or sale are regulated by the public utilities commission or the Federal Communications Commission, or pursuant to chapter 440G, including the sale of goods or services by affiliates of these telecommunications or video service providers. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude or preempt actions brought under any other laws including chapter 480;

(9) A real estate broker or salesperson who is licensed by this State to sell real estate, when soliciting within the scope of the license; or

(10) A travel agency that is registered with this State, when engaging in the business of selling or advertising the sale of travel services. [L 1999, c 170, pt of 1; am L 2008, c 19, 39]


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