State Assembly passes bill replacing no-call list

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Associated Press | January 22, 2014

MADISON — The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would end the state's no-call list and bar telemarketers from contacting Wisconsin residents on the federal no-call list.

Right now, Wisconsin residents can register with the state's no-call list. Their names and numbers remain off-limits to telemarketers for two years. Then people must re-register.

Under the bill, Wisconsin residents who don't want calls would have to get on the national list by registering with the Federal Trade Commission. Registrants don't have to renew their listings. People could still contact the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection with complaints.

The Assembly passed the bill 98-0 Tuesday. The Senate passed the bill unanimously in October. It goes next to Gov. Scott Walker. A Walker spokesman didn't immediately return a message.

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