Albany, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R) and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D) say they've reached an agreement to ban pre-recorded telemarketing calls in New York State.
Telemarketers would only be allowed to contact customers who have given express permission to receive the calls.
Under the Governor's proposal, all telemarketers doing business in New York will be required to register with the Department of State which will have the authority to revoke or suspend the registration of companies that do not comply with state law. In addition, violation of the telemarketing law could result in additional fines and misdemeanor charges.
The legislation would take effect 90 days after it becomes law.
A release from the Governor's Office does not mention political robocalls. Some news outlets are reporting those would be exempt from this new law.