H.R. 1933 (111th): A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Jul 22, 2009 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1933

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 22, 2009

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

AN ACT

To direct the Attorney General to make an annual grant to the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center to assist law enforcement agencies in the rapid recovery of missing children, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act.

2.

Directing the Attorney General to make annual grants to A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center to assist law enforcement agencies in recovering missing children

(a)

In General

The Attorney General, acting through the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, shall annually make a grant to the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center.

(b)

Specified Use of Funds for Recovery Activities, Regional Centers, Education, and Information Sharing

A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center shall use the funds made available under this Act—

(1)

to operate and expand the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center to provide services to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies to promote the quick recovery of a missing child in response to a request from such agencies for assistance by utilizing rapid alert telephone calls, text messaging, and satellite mapping technology;

(2)

to maintain and expand technologies and techniques to ensure the highest level of performance of such services;

(3)

to establish and maintain regional centers to provide both centralized and on-site training and to distribute information to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agency officials about how to best utilize the services provided by the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center;

(4)

to share appropriate information with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the AMBER Alert Coordinator, the Silver Alert Coordinator, and appropriate Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; and

(5)

to assist the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the AMBER Alert Coordinator, the Silver Alert Coordinator, and appropriate Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies with education programs.

3.

Definition of missing child

For purposes of this Act, the term missing child means an individual whose whereabouts are unknown to a Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency.

4.

Authorization of appropriations

For grants under section 2, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Attorney General $5,000,000 for each fiscal year from fiscal year 2010 through fiscal year 2015.

Passed the House of Representatives July 21, 2009.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.