No Call Law Could Expand To Cell Phones

KSCB News - February 20, 2014 7:59 am

The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to a bill adding cellphone numbers to the state’s no call law for telephone solicitors.

The measure proposed by Attorney General Derek Schmidt advanced Wednesday on a voice vote. Approval on a second vote expected Thursday would send the bill to the House.

Kansas enacted the no call statute in 2002 to protect residents from unwanted telemarketing calls. People add their numbers to a list maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.

The attorney general can pursue complaints about solicitations made via landline phones but has no authority over calls made to cellphones. The bill would create that authority.

During Senate debate, Hiawatha Republican Dennis Pyle questioned having Kansans use a list maintained by the federal government.

 

Latest Stories

Hilmar Cheese Factory Coming to Dodge City

Vincent Marshall Dodge City Daily Globe On Wednesday, the City of Dodge City, Gov. Laura Kelly...

Former Cimarron County Undersheriff Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Cimarron County officials issued a statement Wednesday after a former employee allegedly embezzled money from the...

After Amber Alert, Child Found Safe

By: Lieutenant Jason Chase GCPD May 5th, 2021 On May 5th, 2021 at approximately 5:15 a.m.,...