Exclusive Webinar Invitation: Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’S Act Compliance and What it Means for Your Business

NOTE:  This is a “Member’s Only” event hosted by IdeaCom.  However, clients and “friends of the firm” may contact Jonathan S. Marashlian at jsm@commlawgroup.com to request a complimentary admission pass to attend.


Two new laws and associated regulations are having a significant impact on businesses with Multi-Line Telephone Systems (“MLTS”) and MLTS system installers, integrators, managers and manufacturers – Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’s Act. Ideacom members, along with their customers, vendors and suppliers may be wondering what they are required to do to ensure compliance with these laws and how to avoid penalties and other economic exposure (i.e., litigation, contractual disputes, etc.) for non-compliance. Ideacom has teamed up with the Communications Law Firm, Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group, to deliver an educational webinar you cannot afford to miss!


Date:  Thursday, April 23, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EDT

Presented by:

Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group

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Webinar Details:

Join Ideacom and the experienced Telecom Attorneys from Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group for an educational webinar where you will learn:

  • What is required to bring your business into compliance with Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act?

  • Which entities are impacted by these laws?

  • What are the obligations of each entity?

  • What are the penalties and other economic exposures for entities that fail to comply?

  • What you can do to protect your company?


On February 16, 2018, Kari’s Law was signed into federal law and on February 16, 2020, the first wave of regulations implementing the law went into effect. Named for Kari Hunt Dunn, the law was championed by her family after she was killed and her 9-year-old daughter was unable to reach emergency services because she didn’t know she had to dial “9” to reach an outside line before calling 911 at the hotel where they were staying.

Kari’s Law requires direct dialing of “911” be enabled in enterprise environments and directs the FCC to develop necessary 911 calling regulations for the multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) that are commonly used for communications services in buildings, like hotels, hospitals, and most office campuses.

Under another law impacting businesses with MLTS phone systems, RAY BAUM’s Act, the FCC adopted rules requiring a dispatchable location (building address and additional data that can locate the caller in a reasonable amount of time) to be delivered for a variety of devices. The first of those rules become effective on January 6, 2021.

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