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Stiffer Do Not Call penalties pass Senate

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It would cost telemarketers 10 times more to ignore Wisconsin's Do Not Call list under a bill the Senate unanimously passed Tuesday.

The fine would go up from $100 to $1,000.

Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, said it would stop at least some telemarketers from ignoring the list -- a growing trend seen by the 1 million Wisconsinites who are on it.

Erpenbach drafted the original no-call law in 2003, and this is the first major change.

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