Posted by Chris Alarie on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 08:14
In December 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Nuisance Call Act into law. Among its most significant provisions is the following:
It shall be unlawful for any telemarketer doing business in this state to knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call to any person in a county, city, town or village under a declared state of emergency as described in sections twenty-four or twenty-eight of the executive law.
This provision banning unsolicited telemarketing sales calls to any person in the state who is living under a declared state of emergency has been enacted numerous times in the years since the law's passage—often without attracting notice.
We are using this page as a regularly updated resource to catalogue all of the New York Disaster Emergencies currently in effect that trigger the telemarketing restrictions from the Nuisance Call Act.
Current Status: Telemarketing Prohibited Statewide
|Executive Order||Expiration Date||Affected Counties||Cause|
|3.16||2/15/2023||Statewide||This order extends an executive orders from the previous governor, Andrew Cuomo. It was a statewide disaster emergency (EO 211) on gun violence that triggers the calling ban|
|4.17||2/21/2023||Statewide||Healthcare staffing shortages|
|5.17||3/1/2023||Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, and Queens||Deaths at Rikers Island|
|26.2||2/21/2023||Statewide||A disaster emergency relating to a severe winter storm|