Calls to these States on restricted Do Not Call (DNC) dates could result in a potential State violation:
State Restricted Do Not Call Dates
May 4, 2020 – Rhode Island Independence Day
- Rhode Island
May 25, 2020 – National Memorial Day
- Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah
May 25, 2020 – Jefferson Davis’ Birthday
Canadian Restricted Do Not Call Dates
May 18, 2020 – Victoria Day
- National, except New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
State Restricted Do Not Call (DNC) Calling Rules & Exemptions
Alabama’s telephone service rules only apply to telephone utilities, including local exchange companies, resellers (local and toll), interexchange carriers, customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service providers, and all providers of telecommunications service operating within the State of Alabama under the jurisdiction of the Alabama Public Service Commission.
Louisiana exempts calls where prior consent was obtained and business to business calls.
Mississippi exempts any telemarketer who has an established business relationship (existing or within the last six months) with the person being called.
Rhode Island statute only prohibits “unsolicited telephonic sales calls” on legal holidays.
Utah exempts calls made with prior express consent.
Pennsylvania exempts calls made in response to an express request of the consumer, in reference to an existing debt or those with whom the telemarketer has an existing business relationship within the previous 12 months.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020