The State Senate and Assembly have both passed bills to prevent unwanted telemarketing calls for people in New York. The legislation would prohibit telemarketers from calling customers and leaving prerecorded messages.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says, "this legislation is designed to ensure that telemarketers only target individuals who have chosen to receive promotional messages, and New York consumers and phone owners are no longer subject to harassing and annoying marketing offers." Right now only 22 telemarketers are registered in New York.
In 2000, New York enacted the Do Not Call laws to protect consumers from unwanted and abusive telemarketing calls.