H.R. 582: Kari’s Law Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 582 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

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 unable to reach emergency responders because the motel’s MLTS required users to dial “9” to reach an outside line.[1]

Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MLTS) serve multiple telephone users at a single site, often an office building, hotel, university campus, or similar locations. A common feature of MLTS is the configuration requiring a user to dial a digit or prefix to reach a number outside of the system - for example, dialing “9” before reaching an outside line. When an emergency call is placed from a MLTS phone, the user may still have to dial the prefix to direct the call outside of the system.

Source: Republican Policy Committee



Congress
115th Congress
Date
Jan 23, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#61
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House
Result:
Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 408
 
 
94%
229 179
  Nay 0
 
 
0%
0 0
Not Voting 26
 
 
6%
11 15
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov

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