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Telemarketing Restrictions During State of Emergency
April 7, 2020

Telemarketing Restrictions During State of Emergency

By: Nicole Kardell
  If part of your marketing plan involves calls to consumers, please be aware of additional telemarketing restrictions in some states (presently New York and Louisiana) during a state of emergency.  

New York

New York recently enacted a law to prohibit unsolicited telemarketing calls during a state of emergency. Since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency (on March 7, and slated to be in force through September), the laws restrictions are now in effect. 
  • Restrictions under the new law: telemarketing calls to New York residents during a declared state of emergency 
 The new restrictions can be found in two parts of the New York Code: (a) revising the state’s laws regarding a “do-not-call registry Read more

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