The New Jersey no call bill (A-727) passed the assembly on June 21, 2001 and is currently in the Senate Commerce Committee awaiting approval. The no call bill would allow the state Division of Consumer Affairs to establish a toll-free number for state residents to register if they do not want calls from telemarketers. Registration is free to New Jersey residents. Telemarketers will have to pay a fee to view the list. The no call list would be updated quarterly.
Exemptions to this bill would include:
- Businesses calling their customers
- Debt Collection
- Political organizations
Violations of the no call law would be considered unlawful practice and are subject to $10,000 for the first offense and no more than $20,000 for the second. Additional penalties can be induced if it is found that the violation was knowingly directed at a senior citizen or person with disabilities.
For more information or to check the status of the New Jersey no call bill log onto www.njleg.state.nj.us and type in A 727. Or call the New Jersey law library at
Source: New Jersey Assembly 210th legislature Bill A727