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Wis. Assembly passes ban on text solicitations

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed a bill that would extend no-call prohibitions to text messages.

Right now, telephone solicitors are banned from calling numbers people place on Wisconsin's no-call list. The ban doesn't include nonprofit organizations, calls made in response to a request for solicitation or to a solicitor's current customers.

The bipartisan bill would bar solicitors from sending texts to numbers on the no-call list.

The Senate passed the measure in October. The Assembly passed the measure 94-0 on Tuesday. It goes next to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's desk.

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