Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bills Limit Telephone Solicitations.(Legislature)

Byline: David Miles Journal Capitol Bureau

SANTA FE You just sat down for dinner when the phone rings. It's a telemarketer who won't take no for an answer.

New Mexicans would have protection from such annoyances if two legislators have their way.

Sen. Dede Feldman, D-Albuquerque, and Rep. Delores Wright, D-Chaparral, introduced bills this week to create a database of names of people who do not wish to receive calls from telemarketers. Telemarketers would be prohibited from calling people listed in the database.

Both bills also would prohibit telemarketers from masking their identities from people on the other end of the phone line who use caller identification. …

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