Politics
4:52 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Missouri House approves adding cellphones to No Call List

Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cell phone numbers on the state's telemarketing No Call List is moving forward.

The House voted 147-0 Thursday for the bill allowing the addition of cell phones to the list, which would put them off-limits to most solicitations by phone call or text message. Sponsoring House member Todd Richardson, a Republican form Poplar Bluff, says expanding the registry would protect the privacy of Missourians.

The legislation moves to the Senate, which has already endorsed a similar bill.

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