- Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation authored by Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) that will strengthen Pennsylvania’s “Do Not Call” list.
“I am grateful to the governor for signing this commonsense legislation into law,” said Mizgorski. “My legislation will provide much-needed updates to the ‘Do Not Call’ list to better serve consumers.”
House Bill 318
amends the 1996 Telemarketer Registration Act by removing the renewal requirement and providing residents with the ability to register their phone numbers on the Pennsylvania Do Not Call list permanently. Currently, phone numbers must be re-registered every five years.
The bill also aims to reduce the annoyance of telemarketing calls by banning the calls on legal holidays. Computerized auto-dialers (robocalls) would be required to give residents an “opt-out” option at the beginning of the call.
The measure also allows businesses to register their numbers on the state’s Do Not Call list.
The law will take effect in 60 days.
Representative Lori Mizgorski
30th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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