Cuomo signs legislation to limit telemarketing calls

Updated: December 02, 2019 12:52 PM
Created: December 02, 2019 12:09 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Tired of robocalls? The state is trying to help.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Nuisance Call Act into law Monday. The new legislation is designed to close a loophole in the Do Not Call Registry.


"This loophole is a license to annoy New Yorkers that telemarketers have taken advantage of for far too long," Cuomo said.  

The new law requires telemarketers to have your written consent before sharing or selling your contact information. It also requires telemarketers to give you the option of being added to their do-not-call list.

Since the Do Not Call Law took effect in 2001, New Yorkers have reported an increase of live telemarketing calls because it was a way to get around the law. 

The new legislation takes effect in 90 days.

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