Wisconsin Assembly to take up ban on text solicitationsThe state Assembly is set to take up a bill that would extend no-call prohibitions to text messages.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to take up a bill that would extend no-call prohibitions to text messages.
Right now, telephone solicitors are banned from calling numbers people place on Wisconsin's no-call list. The ban doesn't include nonprofit organizations, calls made in response to a request for solicitation or to a solicitor's current customers.
The bipartisan bill would bar solicitors from sending texts to numbers on the no-call list. The measure passed the Assembly's consumer protection committee on a 7-0 vote last week.
The full Assembly is scheduled to take up the bill during Tuesday's floor session.