STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
January 9, 2019
Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection -- reported and referred to the
Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting
telemarketers from knowingly placing unsolicited telemarketing sales
calls during a state of emergency or disaster emergency
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 399-z of the general business law is amended by
2 adding a new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
3 5-a. It shall be unlawful for any telemarketer doing business in this
4 state to knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call to any
5 person in a county, city, town or village under a declared state of
6 emergency or disaster emergency as described in sections twenty-four or
7 twenty-eight of the executive law.
8 § 2. Subdivision 7 of section 399-pp of the general business law is
9 amended by adding a new paragraph f to read as follows:
10 f. knowingly make an unsolicited telemarketing sales call to any
11 person in a county, city, town or village under a declared state of
12 emergency or disaster emergency as described in sections twenty-four or
13 twenty-eight of the executive law.
14 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.