HB 185 Modifies provisions relating to the Amber Alert System

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Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -

HCS/HB 185 - Under this act, the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee membership may include a representative of the outdoor advertising industry, a representative of the Missouri Broadcasters Association, and a representative of the public at large.

Additionally, Amber Alerts issued in Missouri may include an embedded Uniform Resource Locator (URL) referencing additional resources available on the Internet.

This act establishes "HAILEY'S Law" ("Honing Alerts Issued by Law Enforcement for Youth Safety Act") and requires the Amber Alert System to be integrated into the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System (MULES) and Regional Justice Information Services (REJIS) to expedite the reporting of child abductions.

Finally, this act requires the committee to submit a report to the General Assembly by January 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, regarding information specified in the act.

This act is similar to SB 145 (2019), HB 1378 (2018), and HB 697 (2017).


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