Sign me up: Connecticut mulls ‘do not text’ registry

Sign me up: Connecticut mulls ‘do not text’ registry

[Ed. – Now and then, government has a good idea.]

Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to modernize the state’s “Do Not Call Registry” and include unsolicited text messages as well as phone calls.

A bill that would add text messages to the list of prohibited activities unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday. The bill also increases penalties for violations from $11,000 to $20,000 per violation. It now moves to the House of Representatives.

Senators were considering several consumer-protection related bills.

They also voted to require pharmacies with discount rewards programs to inform customers, in plain language, they are waiving their health privacy rights if they sign up.

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