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Lawmakers pushing for passage of robocall legislation

Two New York lawmakers are calling for the immediate passage of new legislation on robocalls.

Assemblyman Yuh-Line Niou and Senator Brad Hoylman of Manhattan are pushing for the passage of the Robocall Prevention Act in the Assembly. The legislation has already passed in the Senate.

The act would require phone service providers to make call-blocking technology for customers free of charge and allow New Yorkers to revoke their consent to receive robocalls. It would also give the new York Attorney General new authority to pursue penalties against illegal robocallers.

So far this year more than 2.3 billion robocalls have been made to New Yorkers.

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