Kari's Law

Last year, Texas passed Kari's Law, which requires multi-line phone systems be configured to allow a user to dial 911 without requiring any extra key presses. The law was inspired by the murder of Kari Hunt, whose husband stabbed her to death in a motel. During the murder, their child tried to call 911, but was not aware that the motel phone system required her to dial a 9 first. A similar national bill has been passed by the house, and will likely soon become law. If this bill is passed, any business that operates a multi-line telephone system will be required to configure that system to allow direct 911 access, or to replace existing systems if they cannot be configured to do so.