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Jax Daily Record Monday, Dec. 2, 201312:00 PM EST

Bill would add electronic messages to 'Do Not Call' list


Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, has filed a measure (SB 450) that would expand the state’s “Do Not Call” list to include text and electronic communications made through a landline, mobile or Internet telephone service.

Currently, sales solicitation calls are prohibited on calls made by telephone solicitors to numbers on the list.

The bill would expand the definition to include more modern methods of communications than direct phone calls.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services currently offers five-year subscriptions to the list free of charge for residential and mobile telephone numbers.

There are more than 575,000 numbers on the list, of which 12,048 numbers were added in October, according to the department.

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