New York Disaster Emergency Calling Restriction Status
Wednesday, 29th September, 2021
In December 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Nuisance Call Act into law. Among its most significant provisions is the following:
It shall be unlawful for any telemarketer doing business in this state to knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call to any person in a county, city, town or village under a declared state of emergency as described in sections twenty-four or twenty-eight of the executive law.
This provision banning unsolicited telemarketing sales calls to any person in the state who is living under a declared state of emergency has been enacted numerous times in the years since the law's passage—often without attracting notice.
We are using this page as a regularly updated resource to catalogue all of the New York Disaster Emergencies currently in effect that trigger the telemarketing restrictions from the Nuisance Call Act.
Current Status: Telemarketing Prohibited Statewide
||Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, and contiguous counties
||Post-Tropical Depression Ida
||A continuation of the previous governor's disaster emergencies
||Healthcare staffing shortages
||Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, and Queens
||Deaths at Rikers Island