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State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana - All Telephonic Solicitation Prohibited

State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana - All Telephonic Solicitation Prohibited

Posted by Ben Stark on Fri, 08/27/2021 - 09:31

Louisiana has declared an emergency that prohibits unsolicited telemarketing calls into the state effective Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 4:00 AM PT. We will notify you once the prohibition has been lifted.

In response to the state declaration of emergency in preparation for Tropical Storm/Hurricane IDA, the Louisiana Public Service Commission has been required to report to the Emergency Operations Center ("GOHSEP"), and a mandatory prohibition on solicitation has been ordered. At this time, all telephonic solicitations into the state are prohibited under the general provisions of the LPSC Do Not Call Program General Order except as specifically allowed by R. S. 45:844.31. Should the Commission subsequently be released from reporting to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, a revised notice will be sent.

The state of emergency, 165 JBE 2021 extends from August 26, 2021, through September 27, 2021, unless terminated sooner. The prohibition to telephonic solicitations will remain in effect until the EOC releases the LPSC from this mandatory reporting status.