There could be some stiff fines for violating Wisconsin's telemarketing No Call Law, under a proposal before state lawmakers. The bill before the State Senate's Consumer Protection Committee would increase those fines from $100 to a maximum of $10,000 per violation.
State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) is the author of the proposal. He says it's meant to get at so-called "bad actors" that repeatedly violate the state No Call law. Erpenbach says too many of those businesses just view the low fines as a cost of doing business in the state.
The measure would also add cell phones and fax numbers to the state's No Call List.
(WIBA's John Colbert contributed this report)