House Committee hears No Call List testimony Tuesday.
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House Committee hears No Call List testimony Tuesday.

Date: February 14, 2012
By: Mary McGuire
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB1549

Intro: 
Missouri Assistant Attorney General urges legislators to expand No Call List laws to protect cell phones.  
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Wrap: Currently, the No Call List only bars telemarketers from soliciting land line phones. The bill heard before Committee would include text messages and cell phone solicitation.

Assistant Attorney General Joan Gummels said she has heard dissatisfaction from residents regarding the current legislation.

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Description: "We, every month, receive numerous calls statewide, from people wanting to register their cell phone numbers or trying to file a complaint against unwanted solicitation."

The No Call List only bars telemarketers from soliciting land line residential users. There was no opposition to the bill.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.

Intro: 
Missouri Assistant Attorney General testifies in favor of the expansion of No Call List legislation Tuesday.
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Wrap: A bill sponsored by Butler Republican Representative Todd Richardson would make cell phone changes to the current No Call List laws of Missouri. The legislation was debated in a General Laws House Committee session.

Assistant Attorney General Joan Gummels said she has received numerous complaints regarding the current laws.

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Description: "First of all, we enforce the No Call law in Missouri, right now, it only pertains to land line residential users."
 
The bill would allow the addition of cell phone numbers to the No Call List. The legislation would also bar solicitation via text message.
 
There was no opposition to the bill and the House Committee took no action on the bill.
 
Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.
 
 
 
 

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