Legislation adding text messaging to the state’s Do Not Call list is headed to the governor’s desk.
The state Assembly on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that would make it illegal for telemarketers to send text messages to consumers on the state’s no call list. The measure passed on a voice vote.
The state’s popular No Call list is meant to help consumers avoid unwanted contact from businesses on their land line or cell phone. Supporters of the bill say it closes a loophole that still allows texting, which has been costly for many consumers who are on pay-per-text plans.
If Governor Walker signs the bill, companies could face fines of up to $100 for each violation.