The House of Representative Monday unanimously passed State Rep. Sharon Negele’s (R-Attica) bill that would expand Silver Alerts to include missing children with disabilities.
Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement and voluntarily broadcast by TV and radio stations when a disabled adult has wandered from their caregiver and is unlikely to return home without assistance. Negele’s legislation would expand this alert to include missing children with mental or physical disabilities.
According to Negele, Silver Alerts in Indiana helped locate 88 percent of those missing persons from 2013 through 2017.
House Bill 1248 can now be considered by the Senate.
Read more at the Crawfordsville Journal Review.