WBK Industry News - State Regulatory Developments

New York Prohibits Telemarketing during State of Emergency

Telemarketers are currently prohibited from doing business in New York under the existing state of emergency following Executive Order No. 202 declaring a Disaster Emergency in the State of New York.  A law passed by the New York legislature in December 2019 prohibits telemarketers from knowingly making unsolicited telemarketing calls to anyone in an area in New York under a declared state of emergency.  New York’s current state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is slated to last through April 6, 2020; however, the declaration may be modified or extended by the Governor at any time.