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The House passed a bill to restrict telemarketing

May 10, 2000
By: Renny MacKay
State Capital Bureau

The House passed the Senate's telemarketing bill Wednesday. The bill will make it possible for Missourians to get on a no call list.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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If the legislators can get the bill through the next two days and onto the governor's desk telemarketers in Missouri will have a tougher time making calls.

The bill would create a list that Missourians can put their names on and businesses could be fined up to 5 thousand dollars for calling someone on that list.

Representative Don Kissell supports the bill but, says he knows it won't stop all calls though.

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Contents: He says you do have to look at the other side of the issue which is that some people do rely on the telephone to make a living.

The bill would also make it a crime to call a residence after nine o'clock at night or before eight in the morning.

From the state capitol, I'm Renny MacKay.


People who don't like being bothered by telemarketers got some support from the Missouri Legislature Wednesday.

Renny MacKay has the story from Jefferson City.

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The Missouri House passed a bill to restrict telemarketers and create a list Missourians can put their names on if they don't want telemarketers to call them.

St. Louis County Representative James Foley spoke in favor of the bill.

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Contents: He says high pressure sales people harrass people and right now the only option is to hang up on them.

The fine for telemarketers who call people on the no call list could be as high as 5000 dollars. Opponents worry people who rely on the phone for their business might suffer from the bill.

There are only two days left for the bill to get final approval and go to the Governor.

From the state capitol, I'm Renny MacKay.


The House approved a bill to restrict people who make a profit from phone solicitation, but voted down a proposal to put themselves under the same law.

From Jefferson City, Renny MacKay has the story.

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The Missouri House passed a bill to fine telemarketers who call people on a no call list.

People could place themselves on the state wide list and if a business calls them the business could be fined up to five thousand dollars.

During the debate Catherine Hanaway proposed a bill to fine political candidates who call people on this list too.

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Contents: She says it would level the playing field.

The House voted down her proposal and then overwhelmingly supported the passage of the telemarketing bill.

From the state capitol, I'm Renny MacKay.