FTC Announces Draft Agenda for April 28 Open Commission Meeting

Today, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that a public meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The public meeting will begin at 1 p.m. ET and will begin with time for members of the public to address the Commission.

The following items will be on the provisional agenda for the April 28 Commission meeting:

Cases before the Commission

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Telemarketing Sales Rule: FTC staff will make a presentation and the Commission will vote on the Notice and Preliminary Notice. The proposed changes to the rule reflect public comments. They would allow the rule to better combat fraudulent business-to-business telemarketing and introduce requirements for easy cancellation methods for telemarketing sales, among other improvements.
  • Presentation on Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act: Before the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling AMG Capital Management v FTC ruling, which overturned the long-standing 13(b) authority to collect monetary remedies for consumers, staff will make a presentation on the impact of the ruling on the agency’s enforcement work.

At the start of the meeting, Chair Khan will deliver brief remarks and then invite members of the public to share their comments on the work of the Commission in general and to bring relevant issues to the attention of the Commission. members of the public must register for the opportunity to virtually address the Commission during the April 28 event.

Each commentator will have two minutes to share their comments. Those unable to attend the event can submit written comments or a link to a pre-recorded video via a web form. Speaker registration and submission of comments will be available until Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET.

The agenda for FTC public meetings will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven days prior to the next monthly meeting of the Commission. A link to the event will be available prior to the meeting via FTC.gov. The event will be recorded, and the webcast and any related commentary will be available on the Commission’s website following the meeting. The Commission reserves the discretion to post public comments after the event on ftc.gov. Due to the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, public meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

Aurora J. William