NY Lawmakers Agree To Beef Up Anti-Telemarketing Law

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT) -- New York legislative leaders, citing a growing tide of complaints over prerecorded calls that come from other states and state law that doesn't have the teeth to stop them, agreed Tuesday to extend more forceful anti-telemarketing penalties to out-of-state callers.

The legislation, which is on track to be passed by both the State Assembly and Senate and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will stop telemarketers outside of Empire State borders from delivering unsolicited messages unless recipients consent to receive them.

"This legislation is designed to ensure...
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