SAN DIEGO — California State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) joins consumer advocate organizations to celebrate the signing of legislation aimed to protect Californians experiencing record numbers of illegal robocalls.

The Consumer Call Protection Act of 2019 (Senate Bill No. 208) sets a deadline of January 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 can collaborate with the California Attorney General's Office to support action against illegal robocallers.

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Californians receive the second highest number of robocalls in the nation. Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Riverside are in the top 20 cities receiving the highest volume of robocalls in the US.

Senator Ben Hueso represents the 40th Senate District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, a portion of the City of San Diego and Imperial County.