Posted by Chris Alarie on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 08:14
Update 6/15/2023: We will no longer be updating this table as there has consistently been at least one statewide disaster order in effect for more than 2 years. Callers are encouraged to examine the state's list of executive orders for more information. Of particular note is Executive Order No. 3 and its successors, which have been in effect for effectively the entirely of Governor Hochul's tenure and seem unlikely to be ended anytime soon.
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|
|3.20||6/15/2023||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|
|4.22||6/22/2023||Statewide||Healthcare staffing shortages|
|5.21||6/29/2023||Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, and Queens||Deaths at Rikers Island|
|28.1||6/26/2023||Statewide||Expiration of Title 42 and an expected increase in migrants arriving in New York|