Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that extends no-call prohibitions to text messages.
Currently, telephone solicitors can't call 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 bars solicitors from sending texts to numbers on the no-call list.
The Senate passed the measure in October on a voice vote. The Assembly passed the measure 94-0 in February. Walker signed it Monday afternoon.
The bill's author, Sen. Van Wanggaard, a Racine Republican, says the extension will save people money on their cell phone bills.
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