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Kansas attorney general wants ban on unwanted robo calls

TOPEKA | Attorney General Steve Six wants lawmakers to ban unwanted robo calls during their session that starts Monday.

His bill would require that a person give consent to hearing a recorded message before the message could be played.

He also said Friday that he will introduce bills to increase protections for elderly people and victims of sexual violence.

Meanwhile, two Republicans announced that they will file legislation to add 30 months to the prison term of any person convicted of committing a felony while wearing body armor.

State Sen. Derek Schmidt, of Independence, and state Rep. Virgil Peck, of Tyro, said their proposal was prompted by Coffeyville bank robbery in which the body armor-clad robber engaged in a shoot-out with police. A bystander died.

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