Albany, NY (WBEN) If there's one thing more annoying than a live telemarketer, it's a telemarketer with a recorded message. Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law making those calls more difficult to get through.
"Unwanted telemarketing calls are intrusive and irritating," said Governor Cuomo. "This legislation is designed to ensure that New Yorkers who choose not to receive these promotional messages are not forced to deal with these harassing phone calls."
Cuomo signed legislation today that will reduce telemarketing by prohibiting calls that deliver prerecorded messages unless the recipient has expressly consented to such calls and requiring telemarketers to provide call recipients with the option to put their phone number on the telemarketer’s do-not-call list.
The Governor's legislation would also give authority to the Department of State to ban telemarketing companies that violate New York’s telemarketing laws from doing business in New York State.
Currently, telemarketers licensed outside of New York are able to harass New York consumers, pay a negligible fine, and continue to do business in the state. Under the Governor's proposal, all telemarketers doing business in New York will be required to register with the Department of State which will have the authority to revoke or suspend the registration of companies that do not comply with state law. In addition, violation of the telemarketing law could result in additional fines and misdemeanor charges. The legislation will take effect in 90 days.
At present, fewer than 30 telemarketers are registered in New York. In contrast, in nearby states that require registration of out-of-state telemarketers calling into the state, the numbers are much higher, ranging from over 200 in Pennsylvania to over 300 in Vermont and over 500 in New Jersey.
Are religious and political robo calls still exempt from the Law?
There is no mention of this in this story. Apparently, they can still freely harass you. I suggested Tom B. do a story on this a few months ago, but apparently it doesn't both him to get harassed by political and religious phone calls.
Libs to left, lock step, lock step
Yet another business in the state of New Lib finds yet another block, I dont know, it seens that hanging up seemed to slove the problem around my house. Trully it isnt that hard, but the people who have something to sell, and if your intersested will now have, of course yet another road block. But of course if a liberal dem said its bad, well, then we need to lock step and jump onto what ever he/she said to do.
I bet if the political calls were on election of obama or holcal or cuomo.. that would be... ok, or and of course any anti -christian message, that would just fine.