The Consumer Protection Committee of the New York State Senate has unanimously reported a bill, S-6267, that would provide for the blocking of certain calls by telecommunications carriers (https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s6267).
Specifically, according to the bill summary, the following call blocking would be authorized:
“First, providers shall block a voice call when the subscriber to which the originating number is assigned has requested that calls purporting to originate from that number be blocked because the number is used for inbound calls only. Next, providers shall block calls originating from the following numbers: (i) a number that is not a valid North American numbering plan number; (ii) a valid North American numbering plan number that is not allocated to a provider by the North American numbering plan administrator or the pooling administrator; and (iii) a valid North American numbering plan number that is allocated to a provider by the North American number plan administrator or pooling administrator, but is unused, so long as the provider blocking the calls is the allocate of the number and confirms that the number is unused or has obtained verification from the allocated that the number is unused at the time of the blocking.”
However, “providers shall not block a voice call if the call is an emergency call placed to 911 or if a subscriber has requested that no inbound calls be blocked.” The bill, which according to the bill summary “mirrors provisions of the FCC rule” adopted in 2017 (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-17-151A1.pdf) is on the Senate’s Floor Calendar.