In the event of a state of emergency as declared by the governor, this
site will contain information regarding permitted or prohibited telephonic
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 evernt.
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 as this time. Should the
Commission subsequently be required to report to the Office of Homeland
Security and Emergency Preparedness, in reponse 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