State Senate Approves Corman Legislation to Make Do Not Call Registration Permanent

(HARRISBURG) – The State Senate today passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) that would eliminate the need for Pennsylvania consumers to re-register on the “Do Not Call” registry every five years.

The Senate approved Senate Bill 1116 unanimously and sent it to the House of Representatives for consideration.

“This measure would keep a consumer’s number in Pennsylvania’s “Do Not Call” registry until or unless they asked to be removed,” Corman said. “It makes no sense for people to have to re-register, particularly if they start to receive unwanted telemarketing calls again because they don’t realize the five-year deadline has passed.”

Corman said the Do Not Call Registry has been extremely popular among consumers, who were tired of unwanted and intrusive calls. In 2002, Pennsylvanians were first given the opportunity to avoid these calls by registering for the Do Not Call list. More than one million citizens registered in a single two-week period that year, and millions more have registered through the past few years.

“Now Pennsylvanians can have permanent relief from telemarketers,” Corman said. “This is an important consumer protection measure, and one that makes sense from a practical standpoint.”

He added that the Pennsylvania Do Not Call Registry returns part of any fines collected to consumers who file complaints — up to $100. So far more than $80,000 has been distributed in that way.

To register your home or cell phone numbers on the Do Not Call List, please visit https://www.donotcall.gov/.

CONTACT:
Don Houser
Phone: 717 787-1377
Email: dhouser@pasen.gov