UPDATE: Rep. Keown says the bill is dead because he couldn't get enough support. I'm not exactly shocked.
If you really hate those automated political calls, you might check out this organization, the National Political Do Not Contact Registry.
According to an L.A. Times story about this organization, the group doesn't have the force of law like the no call registry for business calls. Basically the group just asks politicians not to call you.
But it's something. By the way, last year a state representative tried to add the force of law to this by adding political calls to those that can be blocked by the do not call registry in Georgia. You can read state Rep. Mike Keown's House Bill 22 here. Macon state Rep. Allen Peake was a co-sponsor.
The legislation died last year because some state legislators had "First Amendment questions" about the law. And a subcommittee of the House Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications committee appointed a new committee to look at the bill further.
No word yet on whether that committee will need to appoint another committee to examine the structure of the blue ribbon panel that will be needed to fully determine whether politicians should be subject to a law already in place for private enterprise.
I sent Rep. Keown an email to check on the status of his bill this year and will let you know what he says.