Senate bill cracks down on door-to-door solicitors
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada lawmakers are considering legislation that would require door-to-door salesmen to register with the state before knocking and would create a do-not-knock list similar to the do-not-call list used to screen telemarketers.
Democratic Sen. Justin Jones of Las Vegas presented the measure Wednesday to the Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy Committee.
SB261 also requires solicitors to plainly display badges when they knock on doors. Badges are given when a seller pays $350 in registration fees and provides a fingerprint.
The bill also disallows solicitors to knock on doors with a "no soliciting" or "no trespassing" sign displayed, and salesman can only operate from 9 a.m. to sunset.
Jones says the move is an effort to protect neighborhoods and especially senior citizens who are often targeted for high-pressure sales.