Do-Not-Call (DNC) laws prohibit most telephone solicitation of consumers who have put their telephone numbers on their state's DNC registry. There were only two states with DNC laws in 1998, but today 41 states have passed DNC laws and the remaining 9 states have legislation pending. 75% of the population is protected by DNC laws and state fines per infraction can be as high as $25,000.
Additionally, federal laws require companies to honor consumers' requests to be put onto a company's internal DNC list and to not contact them for the following 10 years, with violations penalized at $11,000 per infraction.
States in blue
have Enacted Do-Not-Call Laws.
States in gold have Do-Not-Call Legislation Pending.
Detailed Matrix of States with Established DNC Laws
State Telemarketer Registration Requirements
Maps Reflecting Growth of State Privacy Legislation
State & Federal Laws
What is the Louisiana
Do Not Call Program?
Do Not Call Program Operating Rules
Do Not Call General Order