Five things happening at your capitol this week

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My Five Cents…

By Senator Robert Nichols

While session is five months long, 80 percent of the work is done in 20 percent of the time.

At the writing of this column, we have 11 days left in the Session, and much of the work is left to be done.

Here are five things happening at your Capitol this week:

1. Telemarketer Bill

We have all received multiple phone calls in a day which inevitably can turn into being calls from a telemarketer. Even if you block the number, they are able to call right back, having changed just one digit in their number. This loop of blocking numbers and having them call back, can continue on and on. In an attempt to help with this problem, HB 1992 is making its way through the Legislature and will prohibit telemarketers or businesses from caller ID spoofing. This is when a caller tampers with the information transmitted to an individuals caller ID to disguise their identity. Telemarketers, who use a third party source to make calls, must ensure the number that appears on caller ID matches the number of the third party, or the number of the originating entity. This will hopefully cut down on the amount of unsolicited calls we all receive.

 

 

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