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2019 December Restricted Do Not Call Dates

2019 December Restricted Do Not Call Dates

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 14:18

Calls to these States on restricted Do Not Call (DNC) dates could result in a potential State violation:

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

December 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve

  • Louisiana, declared by the governor.

December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day

  • Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah

December 31, 2019 – New Year's Eve

  • Louisiana, declared by the governor.

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day

  • National

December 26, 2019 – Boxing Day

  • Ontario only

Statutory Update

Pennsylvania recently amended its Telemarketer Registration Act, 73 P.S. §§2241. Beginning Dec. 3, 2019, Pennsylvania is the sixth state to prohibit telephone solicitation calls on legal holidays.

State Restricted Do Not Call (DNC) Calling Rules & Exemptions

  • Alabama’s telephone service rules only apply to telephone utilities, including local exchange companies, resellers (local and toll), interexchange carriers, customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service providers, and all providers of telecommunications service operating within the State of Alabama under the jurisdiction of the Alabama Public Service Commission.

  • Louisiana exempts calls where prior consent was obtained and business to business calls.

  • Mississippi exempts any telemarketer who has an established business relationship (existing or within the last six months) with the person being called.

  • Pennsylvania exempts calls made in response to an express request of the consumer, in reference to an existing debt or those with whom the telemarketer has an existing business relationship within the previous 12 months.

  • Rhode Island statute only prohibits “unsolicited telephonic sales calls” on legal holidays.

  • Utah exempts calls made with prior express consent.

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