Avella announced on Monday that he will introduce a bill in Albany to add the entire borough to the cease and desist list, which will allow all Queens residents to opt out of receiving unwanted real estate calls, mailings and ads.
Under the present state law, only certain neighborhoods deemed eligible by the state can qualify as cease and desist areas. Residents must show excessive distribution of real estate solicitations to qualify.
Avella’s bill will allow residents to add their addresses to the list, rather than by a neighborhood. The bill will also extend the active period from five to 10 years.