Current Status: No Mandatory EOC Presence

In the event of a state of emergency as declared by the governor, this site will contain information regarding permitted or prohibited telephonic solicitation activity.

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.

 

Brenda Headlee
LPSC DNC Program Manager