From the Daily News:
Telemarketers and scammers who violate federal “do not call” laws should face harsher penalties, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) said Sunday.
Schumer says he will introduce legislation that would levy a fine of $20,000 for each so-called robocall. Repeated violations would be considered felonies, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
“The penalties are so low, they’re almost an invitation to break the law,” Schumer said.
As of August, the senator said, the Federal Trade Commission logged up to 200,000 robocall complaints a month compared to 65,000 in October 2010.
I'm sure political robocalls will be exempt.