TITLE 56. TRADE NAMES, TRADE-MARKS AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES CHAPTER 8. FRAUDS, ETC., IN SALES OR ADVERTISEMENTS OR MERCHANDISE
N.J. Stat. § 56:8-119
§ 56:8-119. Findings and declarations relative to telemarketing calls
(2) Cannot be selectively ignored by recipients, since the calls are commonly made by means which do not enable the recipient to use caller I.D. to identify, in advance, a telemarketing call or an emergency;
(4) May arrive when a resident or family member is having a meal and the interruption disrupts valuable time when family members are together, where family members are more remote from a telephone and when food may, during the interruption, cool, melt, thicken, dry, or undergo a change in palatability;
(6) Use a strategy called "predictive calling" which results in tens of thousands of call recipients rushing to answer phone calls, to find no one is on the line. This results in great aggravation and inconvenience to the public, merely to spare telemarketers (who won't identify themselves as the source of the aggravation) the inconvenience of finding no one home;
(9) Are not the only means for marketers to promote their product or services to prospective customers, although marketers often claim it to be more economical and more productive than other means to provide the benefits of increased competition. Marketers have available mail, email, face to face personal solicitation and various forms of advertising;
b. The Legislature further declares it to be the policy of this State to provide the broadest possible protection to protect public privacy and the sanctity of homes and to protect families and individuals from unsolicited interruptions.