ALBANY, NY- Legislation sponsored by a North Country State Lawmaker has officially been signed by the Governor.
The bill, which was signed into law Wednesday by Governor Kathy Hochul, is aimed to crack down on telemarketers by increasing maximum penalties and fines for disturbing those on the do not call registry.
“Every day, hard-working New Yorkers are forced to field call after call from relentless telemarketers,” Governor Hochul said.
"It is my hope that this legislation will provide some much-needed relief to New Yorkers who are sick and tired of receiving bothersome, inconvenient and troublesome calls every day,” Senator Griffo said.
The measure was also sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Alex Bores, from New York City.
The law, which is in effect, increases the fine for every telemarketer violation from $11,000 to $20,000.
Griffo has continued to work to address the problem of unsolicited telemarketing and robo-calls, including supporting a law requiring that telemarketers making live sales calls inform customers that they may request that their number be added to the seller's entity specific do-not-call list.
To register your phone number for the Do Not Call Registry, call 1-888-382-1222 or visit the do not call registry website.