New York Disaster Emergency Calling Restriction Status

  • Wednesday, 29th September, 2021
  • 14:53pm

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

Executive Order Expiration Date Affected Counties Cause
2.1 10/17/2021 Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, and contiguous counties Post-Tropical Depression Ida
3 10/23/2021 Statewide A continuation of the previous governor's disaster emergencies
4 10/27/2021 Statewide Healthcare staffing shortages
5 10/28/2021 Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, and Queens Deaths at Rikers Island

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