Gov. Newsom signs Robocall bill to limit unsolicited calls
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed into law a bill that promises to protect California consumers from scam robocalls.
The Consumer Call Protection Act of 2019 (Senate Bill No. 208) was authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego). The law sets a deadline of Jan. 1, 2021 for telecommunications providers to implement Caller ID authentication measures that can help identify illegal robocalls and prevent consumers from being scammed.
The law also ensures that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) can collaborate with the California Attorney General’s Office to support action against illegal robocallers.
“Our phones shouldn’t be a vehicle for which people are defrauded,” Hueso said. “We want to protect the consumer from fraud just the same as somebody would get robbed in the street — there’s no difference.”