STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Iowa lawmakers targeting telemarketers

Are you one of many sick and tired of telemarketers calling you, even using your area code?

Posted: Feb. 5, 2018 12:58 PM
Scroll for more content...
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Are you one of many sick and tired of telemarketers calling you, even using your area code?
So are some Iowa lawmakers. April Barnett and her mom can't help but sigh when the topic of telemarketers calling them comes up. They say they get the calls all the time. This proposed bill would make it a crime in Iowa to use false or misleading numbers when calling. While it’s already illegal on a federal level, lawmakers believe this would be another tool to fight crime on this issue. Barnett and her mother are all for it.
“I'm all for that because I get so tired, I have arthritis and its hard to get around and then you rush to the phone and there's nobody there,” Pam Grill said.
The fine would be $40,000.
The bill has already cleared the Iowa Senate subcommittee.

Related Content

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 86°
Albert Lea
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 86°
Austin
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 84°
Charles City
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Rochester
Scattered Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 86°
We're tracking some showers and storms for Friday along with a Memorial Day Heat Wave.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye In The Sky

Community Events