Missouri lawmakers mull expanding No Call List

Monday, January 30, 2012 | 7:52 a.m. CST; updated 9:32 a.m. CST, Monday, January 30, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers could add cellphones to the state's No Call List that restricts telemarketing.

A Senate committee has endorsed legislation that would allow people to add their cellphones to the No Call List. It would ban phone calls, text messages or faxes. Similar legislation also has been filed in the state House.

Lawmakers have debated expanding the No Call List in recent years. Supporters of allowing cellphones to be added to the list say the changes are needed to account for new technology. They said solicitations through people's cellphones are unwanted and cost Missouri residents money.


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Michael Williams January 30, 2012 | 1:56 p.m.

When Missouri lawmakers start discussing restrictions on their OWN nuisance calls to me, I'll pay more attention.

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Ray Shapiro January 30, 2012 | 3:05 p.m.

But in this case, people who pay for cell phone minutes and answer their home line and cell as a courtesy should be able to take advantage of a "no call" list if solicitations and political messages are not wanted in the first place.
Personally, I like the idea.

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Michael Williams January 30, 2012 | 3:18 p.m.

Ray: I would opt out of cell phone nuisance calls. I like the idea proposed in the article.

But I've noticed that legislators won't gore their own ox, while they respond quickly to complaints about other folks' oxes. I find their phone calls (land lines AND cell phones) to be just as obnoxious as all others. I want them to put their own calls on an opt-out list, and then I'll take them more seriously re: this issue.

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Ray Shapiro January 30, 2012 | 3:49 p.m.

I agree.
Thanks for the clarification.
I kind of thought that was the basis of your post.
All organized unsolicited political and commercial calls should be eligible for the no call list.
Be well.
Ray Shapiro

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