State lawmakers plan to introduce legislation in the 2020 session to crack down on invasive and predatory robocalls.
Rep. Zack Stephenson, House Commerce Chair Laurie Halverson and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler announced the plans in an effort to strengthen Minnesota consumer protection rights. Under the legislation, robocalls would be illegal and criminal enhancements would make it a felony whenever a robocall results in identity theft or swindle. The Minnesota Department of Commerce said state residents have received over 387 million robocalls so far in 2019, which totals about 58 calls per person.
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