Kari's Law, 9-1-1 Legislation, passes Senate, heads to House for approval
The US Senate unanimously approved “Kari’s Law” (HR 582), legislation that will require multi-line telephone systems to allow direct-dialing of 911 services. The legislation now goes to the House, and if approved it will be going to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature or veto.
HR 582 passed the Senate with one amendment attached, that the law will apply, “to a multi-line telephone system that is manufactured, imported, offered for first sale or lease, first sold or leased, or installed after the date that is 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.”
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said, "I wholeheartedly welcome the US Senate’s passage of Kari’s Law, which at long last is on its way to the President’s desk. This legislation will help ensure that every call to 911 directly connects those in need with those who can help."
Kari's Law, 9-1-1 Legislation, passes Senate, heads to House for approval Chairman Pai Statement on Passage of Kari's Law