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Washington Legislature says keep cell phone numbers private, or else

Post by Joe Turner on Feb. 8, 2008 at 5:31 pm with No Comments »
February 8, 2008 5:31 pm

I’m catching up with a lot of stuff that happened today.

One of them was House passage of House Bill 2479, sponsored by Rep. Dawn Morrell, D-Puyallup. The bill prohibits anyone from publishing a private cell phone number in a commercial telephone directory without the express permission of the cell phone customer.

It passed 92-3 and now goes to the Senate.

I don’t own a cell phone, but I understand those of you who do don’t like unsolicited callers using up your minutes. State law already imposes fines up to $50,000 on wireless companies if they publish cell phone numbers or give them publishing companies without permission.

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