HARRISBURG -- Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) announced today that her legislation to improve and strengthen Pennsylvania’s Do Not Call list is on its way to the governor’s desk.
“I am grateful to my colleagues in both the House and Senate for passing this legislation, which seeks to strengthen Pennsylvania’s Do Not Call list,” said Mizgorski. “This is a necessary and commonsense bill to help reduce the number of spam and telemarketing calls received by Pennsylvania residents.”
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.
“Additionally, my bill will allow businesses to register on the Pennsylvania Do Not Call list,” added Mizgorski. “This gives them the same protections from nuisance telemarketing and robocalls as residents.”
Mizgorski’s bill unanimously passed the House and the Senate and now heads to the governor’s desk.
Representative Lori Mizgorski
30th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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