Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tired of Robocalls?

With the completion of Tuesday's caucuses, Colorado residents might get a break from the nuisance of robocalling for a while. However, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, is spearheading legislation to limit the use of automated dialing systems in the future. Check out the press release from Attorney General Suthers.

Senate Bill 08-146 was introduced into the Colorado State Senate on Wednesday that would ban robo-calling in most instances. Exemptions would include reverse 911 calls, calls from schools and universities, and when the receiver has given prior consent. Violations would result in a $2500 fine per offense. You can monitor this bill as it goes forth in the Senate.

For more information read "Suthers dials up sponsors for robo-call restrictions" from the Denver Post and "Lawmakers Hanging Up On Robocalls?" from 7 News.

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