NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation to crack down on telemarketing phone calls.

The law increases the penalties for unsolicited sales calls in the state. It nearly doubles the fine from $11,000 to $20,000.

The law applies to individuals or businesses that call numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.

It builds on legislation passed in 2022 that requires telemarketers to give customers the option to be added to the company’s do-not-call list.