Missouri Senate votes to add cellphones to No Call List

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 5:10 p.m. CDT; updated 7:37 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation allowing Missourians to add their cellphone numbers to the state's No Call List for telemarketers is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The measure would prohibit most solicitations by phone call or text message to cellphones placed on the list, which Nixon helped develop when he served as Missouri attorney general.

The Senate gave the bill final approval Tuesday in a unanimous vote. The House passed it last month.

Supporters say expanding the registry would protect the privacy of Missouri residents.

The Missouri attorney general's office maintains the No Call List. That office has reported getting 150 to 200 calls a week from people complaining about telemarketing calls to cellphones or seeking to add the numbers to the list.

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