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Ever dial a number for local information or resources and find out later that you’ve been charged a fee for making the phone call?

That’s the situation a new law, signed last week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, seeks to prevent. The law will require telecommunications companies to provide advance notice to patrons who use their services if they will be charged a fee for the call, said Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, a sponsor of the measure.

Grisanti, a Republican, is seeking re-election in the 60th Senate District, which includes portions of Buffalo as well as towns ranging from Evans and Brant to Orchard Park and Hamburg.