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December 31, 2016

Missouri Lawmakers Pre-File Silver Alert Bill

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Missouri lawmakers have pre-filed legislation to create a statewide Silver Alert. House Bill 186 was pre-filed by Representative Keith Frederick (R-Rolla). The bill would create a Silver Alert to aid in the identification and location missing endangered persons. HB 186 defines an endangered person as someone who is missing under unexplained, involuntary, or suspicious circumstances; and is believed to be in danger because of age, guardianship, health, mental or physical disability, environmental or weather conditions; or is in the company of a potentially dangerous person or is affected by some other factor that may put the individual in peril.

From a news story on KSPR-TV.

An alert system could help Johnson’s grandfather makes it home faster, like the Amber Alerts would if her children were missing.

“There wouldn’t be any reason not to have it. Think if it was your loved one that was out you would want someone doing something to help find them,” she says.

You could also see alerts pop up when an officer is assaulted or hurt on lighted signs and your smartphone with details on who did it and where they could be.

Lawmakers are working on this as part of the Amber Alert System with another bill recently filed.

The next session for Missouri lawmakers starts next month.


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