State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
One of the best pieces of legislation approved by the state Legislature in recent years was the creation of the Wisconsin No Call List. The updated list taking effect October 1, 2010 will have, according to the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), more than 2.28 million phone numbers. Originally, the program had one million landline numbers during 2003.
DATCP reports almost half of the numbers on the No call List are from cell phones. I issue a cautionary note that registering your cell phone is unnecessary and may be a bad idea. Cell phone numbers are unpublished. If, for example, you provide your cell phone number to the No Call List, suddenly, it becomes a published number. The lists of numbers must be purchased by telemarketers so they can comply with the registry. It would be extremely easy for unscrupulous entities and foreign, international entities to get their hands on the numbers. Your best bet is to avoid registering your cell phone. If you freely provide your cell phone number to many individuals and entities, you may find listing your cell phone number on the No Call list beneficial.
If you missed the latest opportunity to register for the No Call List, the next quarterly deadline is November 30, 2010.
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