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House committee rejects robocall bill

3 years ago April 03, 2012 Apr 3, 2012 Tuesday, April 03 2012 Tuesday, April 03, 2012 10:39:52 AM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - A House committee rejected a bill that would have forced political "robocalls" to follow the same rules as telemarketers.

The House Commerce Committee voted 11-6 to reject the bill because of possible state lawsuits over the change.

The bill sought to remove exemptions from automated political calls and made them comply with the Consumer Telemarketing Protection Act, or "do not call" list


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