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Targeting those robo-calls



The Senate Commerce Committee on Monday passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Jim King of Jacksonville to curtail pre-recorded political "robo calls" to voters, even if they paid a fee to get on the state's "do not call" registry. But despite the vote, the issue appears dead for this session because there is not enough time left to maneuver the bill for floor votes. "This is probably a two-session issue," said King, a former Senate president who plans to file the bill again next year.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:44pm]


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