According to a radio segment on the Wisconsin Radio Network, another State Rep, this time in Wisconsin, has introduced a bill to ban robo calls.
Is this yet another cynical ploy to get voters to believe that legislators actually want to take away a tool in their voter communication toolbox?
According to Black:
We had one incident in Wisconsin where a person up in Appleton missed his own brother's funeral because there were so many calls on his answering machine he did not receive calls informing him of the death of his brother and the date of the funeral, so he missed his own brother's funeral."
Black says candidates have the right to get their message out, but taxpayers have the right to personal privacy. Black's measure was unanimously approved in a senate committee, but is not yet scheduled for a vote in the full senate.
The NPDNC Registry doubts that this bill will pass the legislature. Instead, it will simply languish in committee long enough for some politicians to say that they are trying to do something to help the voter.
In reality, they had no intent to pass the legislation in the first place.