Effective September 1, 2015 Kari’s Law went into effect throughout the State of Texas.
Kari's Law requires direct access to 911 service from a telephone system that provides outbound dialing without having to first dial a prefix or other access number or code.
The law also requires all capable MLTS to be programmed to send notification of a 911 call to a central location on the premises of the site a 911 call is placed.
Under Kari's Law, if an MLTS system cannot meet these requirements without substantial cost, a 1-year waiver of these requirements may be granted.
If a waiver is granted, an instructional sticker must be placed adjacent to all noncompliant, outbound capable telephones that the phone is unable to directly access 911 without first requiring a prefix.
The deadline for compliance with this legislation is September 1, 2016.
A request for waiver from compliance within Ector County, and the cities of Goldsmith and Odessa, Texas may be submitted to our agency no later than September 1 of each year waiver is requested.