The Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, R. S. 29:721, et seq., confers upon the governor
of the state of Louisiana emergency powers to deal with emergencies and disasters, including those caused by fire, flood,
earthquake or other natural or man-made causes, in order to ensure that preparations of this state will be adequate to deal
with such emergencies or disasters and to preserve the lives and property of the people of the state of Louisiana.
During a state of emergency as declared by the governor, while the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
requires the Louisiana Public Service Commission to report to the Emergency Operations Center ("EOC"), no telephonic solicitor
shall engage in any form of telephonic solicitation (except as specifically allowed by R. S. 45:844.31), however, the Louisiana
Public Service Commission has not been required to report to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in
response to any executive order or proclamation issued as a result of any recent event.
Therefore, the general provisions the LPSC Do Not Call Program General Order, LPSC General Order R-29617, remain in effect
and no additional telephonic solicitation prohibitions are necessary at this time. Should the Commission subsequently be required
to report to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, in response to a state of emergency as declared by the
governor, all telephonic solicitation will be prohibited and a revised notice will be posted at that time.
LPSC DNC Program Manager