The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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June 14, 2012

Gov. signs bill adding cellphones to No Call List

LEMAY, Mo. — Missourians may now add their cellphone numbers to the state’s No call List for telemarketers.

Gov. Jay Nixon was in St. Louis County on Thursday to sign a bill extending the existing no-call law to cellphones. Attorney General Chris Koster was with Nixon. Koster’s officer maintains the No Call List.

Missouri has maintained a no-call list for landlines since 2000. Cellphone numbers added to the list are off-limits to most solicitations by phone call or text messages. Koster’s office has reported getting 150 to 200 calls a week from people complaining about telemarketing calls to cellphones.

Lawmakers approved the bill in May.

Supporters say the law is important because many people now use their cellphone as their primary phone. The federal government already includes cellphone numbers on its no-call list.


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