The State Senate gives final approval and sends to the House a bill expanding the popular No Call List for telemarketers.

SB 49 , if approved by the General Assembly, would include cell phones, and it would take in graphic images, text messages, and fax machines.

Senator Kevin Engler of Farmington, the sponsor, says it would also ban those annoying automated calls – the so-called "robo calls" – for Missourians on the No Call List. He insists this would not infringe on a candidate’s free speech rights because a candidate would still be allowed to make unsolicited live calls to voters.

Engler says unsolicited calls to cell phones and fax machines come at a cost to those receiving the calls and faxes. He says this should not be tolerated.

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