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H.R. 582: Kari’s Law Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 582 requires all Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MLTS) to have a default configuration that allows users to directly dial 9-1-1, without the need for additional digits or prefix, from any phone with dialing facilities. In addition, the MLTS must be configured to notify a designated central point of contact when someone initiates a call to 9-1-1 using the system.

In December 2013, Kari Hunt was killed by her estranged husband in a motel room in Texas. Her daughter repeatedly attempted to dial 9-1-1 from the motel room, but was ...

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Sponsor and status

Louie Gohmert Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Jan 17, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 16, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 16, 2018.

History

Jan 17, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 23, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Feb 5, 2018
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 6, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Feb 9, 2018
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 16, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 582 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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