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3 Local Senators Back Telemarketers

Originally posted 10:49 a.m. Wednesday

The Senate has voted 26-6 in favor of HB 55, the bill brought by two phone companies to allow telephone, cable and other telecom companies to make commercial solicitation calls to their existing customers even if they’re on the do-not-call list. Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Meridian, noted that the bill adds those companies to the existing do-not-call exemption for businesses with an existing relationship with a customer; and also adds a clause saying if one of those businesses calls and the customer tells them to stop calling, they can’t call again. Violations could mean a $500 fine/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

AYES — Bair, Bayer, Bock, Brackett, Buckner-Webb, Cameron, Fulcher, Goedde (pictured), Guthrie, Heider, Hill, Lacey, Lakey, Lodge, Martin, McKenzie, Mortimer, Nonini, Pearce, Rice, Siddoway, Stennett, Thayn, Tippets, Vick, Winder
NAYS — Davis, Durst, Johnson, Keough, Patrick, Werk
Absent and excused — Hagedorn, Nuxoll, Schmidt
Floor Sponsor - Winder


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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