Bill dealing with robocallers sent to the House floor

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A bill meant to deal with robocallers is heading to the house floor with a do pass recommendation.

The bill would allow citizens to take civil action against those who call and scam them out of money. The industry, business and labor committee initially voted for a do not pass.

However, an amendment was added for a private cause of action, allowing citizens to bring a lawsuit forward, and with stiffer penalties.

Parrell Grossman with the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division hopes the bill will dissuade robocallers because of the potential for litigation.

“The legislature and the Attorney General's office are taking the public's frustrations and concerns very seriously on this topic,” said Grossman.

The committee voted for a do pass with the addition of the amendments.