JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Senate has passed a measure that would let people put cellphone numbers on the state’s no-call list for telemarketers.

The Senate voted 34-0 Thursday to expand the state’s list, which is currently limited to landlines. The measure would also forbid telemarketers from sending unwanted images or text messages to a cellphone if the number is on the no-call list.

Sponsoring Sen. Will Kraus, a Lee’s Summit Republican, says the change is necessary as more people have started using cellphones instead of landlines.

The Missouri Attorney General’s office says it received more than 22,000 complaints of unwanted cellphone calls last year.

The measure now goes to the House.

No call bill is SB594

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