SB 67 Modifies certain provisions relating to missing and endangered persons
Sponsor: Rupp
LR Number: 0287S.02P Fiscal Note: 0287-02
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/24/2007 - HCS Voted Do Pass H Judiciary Committee Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 67 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SCS/SB 67 - This act modifies certain provisions relating to missing and endangered persons.

This act specifies that the "Amber Alert System" aids in the identification and location of abducted children, rather than adults.

Under this act, an "abducted child" is a child whose whereabouts are unknown and who is:

(1) Less than eighteen years of age and reasonably believed by law enforcement to be the victim of kidnapping;

(2) Reasonably believed by law enforcement to be the victim of child kidnapping; or

(3) Less than eighteen years of age and at least fourteen years of age, and who, if under the age of fourteen, would otherwise be reasonably believed by law enforcement to be the victim of child kidnapping.

This act creates an advisory system to aid in the identification and location of missing endangered persons.

Under this act, a "missing endangered person" is someone whose whereabouts are unknown and who is:

(1) Physically or mentally disabled to the degree that the person is dependent upon an agency or another individual;

(2) Missing under circumstances indicating that the missing person's safety may be in danger; or

(3) Missing under involuntary or unknown circumstances.

The Department of Public Safety has the authority to promulgate rules establishing recommended procedures for issuing missing endangered person advisories.

This act is similar to SB 1019 (2006), CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 429 (2007) & HB 240 (2007).

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE