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State lawmakers are attempting to modernize the "Do Not Call Registry'' and include unsolicited text messages as well as phone calls. A bill co-sponsored by Southbury Representative Arthur O'Neill that would add text messages to the list of prohibited activities unanimously passed the Senate.   The bill also increases penalties for violations from $11,000 to $20,000 per violation.


It now moves to the House. 


Danbury Representatives Jan Giegler and Bob Godfrey along with Cecilia Buck-Taylor of New Milford co-sponsored a bill to increase the fine for commercially recorded messages that continue after the customer hangs up.  That measure passed the House unanimously and moved to the Senate.

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