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State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana

State of Emergency Declared in Louisiana

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 13:43

Louisiana has declared an emergency that prohibits unsolicited telemarketing calls into the state effective 6 AM CST October 9, 2020. 

Current Status: Mandatory EOC Presence - All Telephonic Solicitation Prohibited

As of October 9, 2020, 6 AM CST, the Louisiana Public Service Commission will be required to report to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in response to the state declaration of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Delta, and a mandatory prohibition on solicitation has been ordered. The prohibition to telephonic solicitations will remain in effect until the EOC releases the LPSC from this mandatory reporting status. During the EOC presence all telephonic solicitations into the state are prohibited under the general provisions of the LPSC Do Not Call Program General Order.

The state of emergency extends from October 6, 2020 through November 4, 2020, unless terminated sooner. The prohibition of telephonic solicitations will remain in effect until the EOC releases the LPSC from this mandatory reporting status.

Relevant exemptions are listed in La. R.S. 45:844.31. For more information on the status of the calling prohibition, please visit http://www.lpsc.louisiana.gov/emergency.aspx.