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March 26, 2009: Wisconsin Passes 'Malinda's Act'
Read the Act is the bill signed by Gov. Jim Doyle

Read Senate bill authored by Senator Jon Erpenbach

Gov. Doyle: Signs Malinda's Act, March 26, 2009

On March 24, 2009 Malinda's Traveling Sales Crew Protection Act (SB-4) was passed by the Wisconsin Senate (27-6) and by the Wisconsin House of Representatives (68-30)
On March 26, 2009 Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed the bill into law.

Woman attacked near Bethesda school

Police Seek Suspect in Attempted Rape

Magazine Sales Attempted Abduction !!!

Teen Girl Escapes Abduction Attempt In St. Cloud Neighborhood

Magazine Sales Company/Collection Agency Banned In West Virginia By Attorney General Darrell McGraw, April 24, 2007

Solicitors lying to residents, but company may be legit, The Chestnut Hill Local, June 29, 2006

Pitts Sales v. King World - Summary Judgment

Undercover television reporter may be liable for trespass

Let's restrict traveling sales crews, GazetteXtra, September 17, 2005

Regulation sought on traveling sales jobs, JS Online, August 23, 2005

Magazine salesmen indicted for sexual assault Defense lawyer asks for victim's laptop as evidence, Concord Monitor, June 18, 2005

Tulsa man charged with rape, LovelandFYI, July 7, 2005

Magazine salesman charged with sexual assault, The Dunn County News, July, 6, 2005

Applying new soliciting bylaw, Belmont Citizen Herald, Thursday, May 5, 2005

Out-of-town solicitors pose security issue,The Island Packet, Friday, March 4th, 2005

Wilkerson v. Hy-Pro Chemical Products, Inc., et. al. Civil RICO, January 7, 2005

Lonnie Devine pleads guilty to TAX EVASION, November 8, 2004

$20,000 Reward for killer of Kristine Holmstedt in the City of Cerritos, California

Man in court after fight with salesman, Associated Press, October 28, 2004

Fe D__and Husband, Anthony C. D___v. American Community Services, et. al. MEMORANDUM, October 1, 2004

Second Door-To-Door Salesman Arrested On Peninsula - Days After Elderly Woman Was Attacked, ABC 7, October 8, 2004

Lenexa man charged with assaulting salesman, The Star, September 22, 2004

WOMAN POINTS FIREARM AT SALESPERSON, Akron Beacon Journal (OH), August 28, 2004

Neil Frame to spend life in prison, RAPID CITY Journal, August 19, 2004

Salesman faces trial in molestation of girl, 9, UNION-TRIBUNE, July 7, 2004

Door-to-door salesman charged with rape, MPG Newspapers, July 3, 2004

Roving sales crews open residents to danger, The Star Ledger, Sunday, June 27, 2004

INSIDE EDITION - Door To Door Dangers, May 25, 2004:
Do you open your door to salespeople? Inside Edition has an investigative story you'll want to watch. www.insideedition.com.

Man charged with murder in magazine saleswoman's death, Rapid City Journal, Tuesday, April 27, 2004.

Van rolls, kills 1, ejects 11, Wyoming briefs, Friday, April 16, 2004 .

Keep Your Door Shut To Sales Crew Abuses, Wisconsin State Journal, Monday, April 5, 2004 .

Former magazine seller shares stories of life on the road, Naples Daily, April 4, 2004.

Traveling sales crews alarm law enforcement agencies, Naples Daily, April 4, 2004.

2 Salesmen Sentenced in Magazine Scheme, The Region (LATimes), March 18, 2004.

A father's loss turns into push for protection for others, Wisconsin State Journal, March 8, 2004.

"Death by a Salesman" - The Eskalene DeBorde Case, Forensic Files, March 3, 2004. Using unique forensic techniques, experts examine the evidence left behind to solve the case of a quiet community disrupted by a mysterious murder. It's a race against time for law enforcement to catch the suspect before he crosses state lines.

Bitten by sales pitch, Orange County Register, February 21, 2004.

INSIDE EDITION LOOKS AT CREW LIFE: FEBRUARY 3, 2004 : Inside Edition went inside a crew with a camera to see what daily life selling magazines is like. Buy a transcript from www.insideedition.com."

When crime knocks, The Knoxville News Sentinel, January 4, 2004

Lawmakers ready to try again on state legislation, The Knoxville News Sentinel, January 4, 2004

Door-to-door sales firms often don't heed permit regulations, The Knoxville News Sentinel, January 4, 2004

Texas sex offender arrested, The News Examiner, November 24, 2003

Check theft in Bolton casts spotlight on magazine solicitors nationwide, The Bolton Common, September 5, 2003

Sifting out the bad seed, ABC News, August 28, 2003

Street vendors can face danger or cops, Democrat and Chronicle, May 17, 2003

Magazine seller reports rape, The Cincinnati Enquirer, April 25, 2003
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Magazine salesman's pitch too unyielding, St. Augustine Local News, February 25, 2003

Salesman allegedly rapes 12-year-old, Gannett News Service, September 12, 2002

Salesman held for trial in rape - Post Gazette Local News, July 11, 2002

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