HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The death of a Texas woman has fueled legislation in Suffolk County to end the need to dial 9 from hotel phones before dialing 911 during an emergency.
Legislators Steve Stern and Robert Trotta introduced “Kari’s Law” Thursday, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.
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The legislation is named after Kari Hunt Dunn, a Texas mother who was murdered in a hotel room. Dunn’s 9-year-old daughter tried calling 911, but couldn’t reach anyone because the hotel required people to dial 9 before the number.