Altura and Avaya Help You Comply with Kari’s Law and the Ray Baum Act!
Details about E911 Laws and Timing
February 16, 2020 – Kari’s Law Act of 2017 went into effect and requires the following on all new / upgraded telephony systems:
- Direct access to 9-1-1 without an access code
- Routing to the 9-1-1 PSAP (public safety answer point) with no interception
- On-site notification to staff of who dialed 9-1-1
January 6, 2021 – Ray Baum’s Act 506 went into effect:
- Requires dispatchable location to be delivered for wired devices
- Defines “dispatchable locations” as building address and additional data that can locate the caller in a reasonable amount of time
January 6, 2022 – Ray Baum’s Act 506 adds wireless devices:
- Requires dispatchable location to be delivered for wireless devices
For more information regarding E911 compliance please visit www.fcc.gov/mlts-911-requirements.
Penalties for Non-Compliance
In addition to facing potentially devastating civil liabilities should a tragedy occur, businesses that fail to comply with the law risk fines and may be subject to additional penalties for each day they remain non-compliant. With Kari’s Law now included within the amended Communications Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the power to enforce the rules, assign judgments, and collect penalties.