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2021 January Restricted Do Not Call Dates

2021 January Restricted Do Not Call Dates

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 11:15

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

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day

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

January 8, 2021 – Battle of New Orleans

  • Louisiana* 

January 18, 2021 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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

January 19, 2021 - Robert E. Lee Day

  • Louisiana

January 20, 2021 - Inauguration Day

  • Louisiana***

January 30, 2021 - Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Day

  • Pennsylvania

* Statutory, not enforced
** Also Robert E. Lee Day
*** In the city of Baton Rouge only

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day 

  • National 

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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