SB 1412
Creates the "Ebony Alert System" for abducted or missing Black youth
Sponsor:
May
LR Number:
5540S.01I
Last Action:
4/17/2024 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee
Journal Page:
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2024

Current Bill Summary

SB 1412 - This act creates the Ebony Alert System, which is designed to aid in the identification and location of abducted or missing Black youth who are reasonably believed to be the victim of a kidnapping or trafficking offense as provided in the act.

This act tasks the Department of Public Safety with developing regions for the system and requires the Department to coordinate with local law enforcement to notify local media in the region. If a local law enforcement agency opts out of setting up a system, the local agency is still tasked with notifying the Department of Public Safety of notifications within the agency's jurisdiction.

This act requires the system to include at least the Department of Public Safety, Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Senior Services, and Missouri Lottery.

Finally, any person who knowingly makes a false report that triggers an Ebony alert shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

SARAH HASKINS

Amendments

No Amendments Found.