H.R.4167 - Kari's Law Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] (Introduced 12/03/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 114-579|
|Latest Action:||05/24/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4167 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (05/23/2016)
Kari's Law Act of 2016
(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit businesses from manufacturing or importing for use in the United States, or selling or leasing in the United States, a multi-line telephone system unless it is pre-configured to allow users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 (without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, including any trunk-access code such as the digit "9") from any station equipped with dialing facilities.
Businesses are prohibited from installing, managing, or operating multi-line telephone systems without such a direct 9-1-1 call configuration.
Businesses installing, managing, or operating such systems for use in the United States must configure the systems to provide a notification to a central location at the facility where the system is installed, or to another person or organization regardless of location, if the system is able to be so configured without an improvement to the hardware or software.