Kari’s Law passes the United States Senate and heads to the House.
Texas state law makers passed the law in 2015.
It was named after Kari Hunt, a Texas woman who was attacked in 2013 by her ex-husband in a hotel room. Kari’s 9-year-old daughter tried calling 911 four times but never connected because she didn’t know she had to dial “9” before an external number. Kari died before help arrived.
Kari’s father has lead the efforts to create the law and said his daughter would be proud.
“She would hit me on the shoulder and say good job dad. I just made a promise to a little girl and I have to see it through,” Hank Hunt said.
No word yet on when the House will vote on it.