President Trump Sign’s Kari’s Law

On 2017-02-17 President Trump signed H. R. 582, commonly known as Kari’s Law.  This law, sponsored by Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, requires that callers can directly dial 9-1-1 from phones associated with multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) commonly found in hotels, office, and other entities.

Signed on the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call made in the U.S., the new law mandates callers can dial 9-1-1 directly instead of having to include an additional number, such a a “9”, to get an outside line.  The legislation requires that all MLTS deployments completed after two years of the law’s enactment be preconfigured to enable direct 9-1-1 dialing.

See original text of bill here.