Why create another regulation? Another business expense. A mother reason for hotels to raise rates. Another hidden tax to maintain these lines. Have you ever looked at a phone bill? Your cable bill? Anyways, many people these days have their cell phones near by at all times. In the event of an emergency I would find a place I felt safe. I would not be looking for a landline to call out. As far as I know, the connection maybe cut. I would simply take my phone and dial out for help. No special legislation needed. We already have a simplified method at our fingertips.