(Denver Daily News, January 18, 2010)
The days of telephone companies delivering phone books to almost every Colorado household might be numbered under a bill being proposed by a local lawmaker.
Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, introduced a bill last week that would prohibit a basic telephone service provider from delivering a white page directory or other paper document in excess of one pound unless the customer requests the delivery. A telephone service provider in violation of the proposed law would have to pay a $50 fine per delivery for the first 100 recipients and $1,000 per recipient for subsequent deliveries. Fines would be capped at $100,000 per year.