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2020 February Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

February 17, 2020 – Washington's Birthday

  • Alabama*, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah**
  • *Also known as George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
  • **Also known as Washington and Lincoln Day

February 25, 2020 - Mardi Gras

  • Alabama, Louisiana*
  • *Must be proclaimed by Governor.

TRACED Act Signed Into Law

President Donald Trump signed the TRACED Act into law on December 30, 2019. The bill had passed both houses of Congress with near-unanimous, bipartisan support.

2020 January Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day

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

January 8, 2020 – Battle or New Orleans

  • Louisiana (Statutory, not enforced)

January 20, 2020 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Alabama*, Louisiana*, Mississippi*, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah
    *Also Robert E. Lee Day

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day

  • National

New York Governor Signs New Telemarketing Restrictions Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on Monday that places new restrictions on telemarketers calling residents of that state. The Nuisance Call Act is designed to close loopholes in the state’s existing telemarketing legislation, which was originally passed in 2001.

Bank Hit with Near-$200,000 Judgment for TCPA Violations

The Southern District of New York Court rendered a costly judgment against the defendant in Jiminez v. Credit One Bank, N.A., No. 17 CV 2844-LTS-JLC, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203613 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 22, 2019): $197,000 for 380 calls that violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

2019 December Restricted Do Not Call Dates

State Restricted Do Not Call Dates

December 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve

  • Louisiana, declared by the governor.

December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day

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

December 31, 2019 – New Year's Eve

  • Louisiana, declared by the governor.

Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates

December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day

  • National

December 26, 2019 – Boxing Day

  • Ontario only