MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a proposal to allow residents to stay on the state's do-not-call list permanently, without having to re-register.
Currently, residents must register every two years to stay on the list.
The proposal from Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and Rep. Andre Jacque also would ban political robocalls made to people on the list.
Do-not-call regulations already bar most machine-dialed calls, but calls from nonprofit groups, including political parties, are exempt.
Harsdorf and Jacque told the Wisconsin State Journal that they have received numerous complaints about political robocalls.
Sandy Chalmers of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says there will still be problems with robocalls that come from overseas. She says many scam artists offering low credit card rates or free trips don't honor no-call lists.
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