SB 1075 - This act creates the Silver Alert System to aid in identifying and locating a missing endangered person, defined as a person who: (1) does not meet the criteria for an Amber alert; (2) is missing under unexplained, involuntary, or suspicious circumstances; and (3) is believed to be in danger because of age, guardianship, health, disability, environmental or weather conditions, or is in the company of a potentially dangerous person. A missing endangered person does not include a runaway.
The Silver Alert System shall be set up and maintained in a manner similar to the Amber Alert System. The Department of Public Safety shall develop regions to provide the system and to coordinate local law enforcement agencies and public commercial television and radio broadcasters. Local law enforcement participation in the Silver Alert System is optional under this act.
This act is substantially similar to provisions contained in SB 871 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB 1904 (2016), SB 453 (2015), and HB 679 (2015).