Evidently people on the phone can say untrue things while using false caller identification information:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 176
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES McNEIL (Sponsor), STILL, SCHUPP, CARLSON, ELLINGER, PACE, KANDER, WEBBER, WEBB, ATKINS, SCHIEFFER, MEADOWS AND OXFORD (Co-sponsors).
0436L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 570, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to caller identification spoofing, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 570, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 570.195, to read as follows:
570.195. 1. As used in this section the following terms shall mean:
(1) “Caller”, a person who places a call by a telephone or over a telephone line, even if the person begins the call on a computer;
(2) “Caller identification system”, a listing of a caller’s name, telephone number, or name and telephone number that is shown to a recipient of a call when the recipient answers;
(3) “False information”, data that misrepresents the identity of the caller to the recipient of a call; except that when a person making an authorized call on behalf of another person inserts the name, telephone number, or name and telephone number of the person on whose behalf the call is being made, such information shall not be deemed false information;
(4) “Insert”, the insertion of data by voice communication, by written communication or by otherwise entering into a computer.
2. Any caller who knowingly inserts false information into a caller identification system with the intent to mislead, defraud, or deceive the recipient of a telephone call shall be guilty of caller identification spoofing.
3. Caller identification spoofing shall be a class D felony.
4. The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
(1) Any blocking of caller identification information;
(2) Any law enforcement agencies of the federal government, state government, a county or municipality; or
(3) Any intelligence or security agencies of the federal government.
[emphasis in original]
Who would do such a thing? Oh, yeah, right.
What are the odds in Vegas that our republican dominated General Assembly lets this bill see the light of day?