Senators discuss no-call bill which adds cell phones and automated phone calls to the list.
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Senators discuss no-call bill which adds cell phones and automated phone calls to the list.

Date: February 22, 2012
By: Danielle Carter
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB484, SB477, SB606, HB801, SB840, SB663

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A week after the Senate debates the Missouri no-call list, more legislation targets robo calls.
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Wrap: Senators debated legislation changing no-call laws on the Senate floor.

If this legislation passes, Missourians would be able to add their cell phone numbers to the state's no-call list.

In addition, the act would also restrict some automated calls.

Republican Senator Tom Dempsey from St. Charles County says constituents are not happy with the current system for phone calls.

Actuality:  DEMPSEY.WAV
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Description: "As I'm sure all my colleagues are aware, that during the election season people get very upset, with these political robo calls that get called in, to their home."

One change made to the bill would remove automated online polls from the exceptions to the no-call list.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.

Intro: 
Legislation on adjusting no-call laws again made its way to the Senate floor.
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Wrap: Senators debated additions to the no-call list once again on the floor.

The legislation would add personal cell phone numbers to the no call list and would restrict some automated calls.

Republican Senator Tom Dempsey from St. Charles County says people are not happy with the current calling system.

Actuality:  DEMPSEY.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "As I'm sure all my colleagues are aware, that during the election season people get very upset, with these political robo calls that get called in, to their home."

The Senate brought up this legislation several times but it always fails in the House.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.


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