Posted by Ben Stark on Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:04
Calls to these States on restricted Do Not Call (DNC) dates could result in a potential State violation:
State Restricted Do Not Call Dates
February 4, 2021 – Rosa Parks Remembrance Day
February 15, 2021 – Washington’s Birthday
- Alabama*, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah**
* George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
** Washington and Lincoln Day.
February 16, 2021 – Lithuanian Independence Day
February 16, 2021 – Election Day*
* Half-holiday from twelve o'clock noon until midnight.
February 16, 2021 – Mardi Gras
- Alabama*, Louisiana **
* Mobile and Baldwin Counties only.
** Must be declared.
Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates
February 15, 2021 – Family Day
- British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick
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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