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  • NJ A2603
  • Requires hotels to upgrade phone systems to allow guests to dial 9-1-1 without first dialing any other digit.
Introduced
(2/8/2016)
In Committee
(12/4/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires each hotel phone system in the State to be converted to a dial tone first system, which would allow a person making a phone call from a phone provided in a hotel guest room to dial 9-1-1 without first dialing any other digit. This bill is in response to a tragic incident in Texas when Kari Rene Hunt was stabbed to death in her motel room by her estranged husband. Kari's oldest child, a 9 year old, attempted to dial 9-1-1 from the motel room, but was unaware that she had to first dial "9" to reach an outside line. The incident has brought national awareness to the need for hotels have updated phone systems so that hotel guests can easily access 9-1-1 during an emergency.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Homeland Security and State Preparedness
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading  (on 12/4/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
12/4/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
12/4/2017 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Hearing (19:00 12/4/2017 A-5205 - Quijano (pending intro and referral) - Regulates and pr)
2/8/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/4/2017 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 1