H.R. 112 (112th): To encourage, enhance, and integrate Silver Alert plans throughout the United States, to authorize grants for the assistance of organizations to find missing adults, and for other purposes.

Jan 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Lloyd Doggett
Representative for Texas's 25th congressional district
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 03, 2011


This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2011

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18 cosponsors (17D, 1R) (show)

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National Silver Alert Act of 2011 - Directs the Attorney General to:
(1) establish a national Silver Alert communications network within the Department of Justice (DOJ) to assist regional and local search efforts for missing seniors;
(2) assign a DOJ officer to serve as the Silver Alert Coordinator to coordinate the network with states; and
(3) award grants to states for support of Silver Alert plans and the network.
Defines "missing senior" as any individual who is reported as missing to or by a law enforcement agency and who meets state requirements for designation as a missing senior.
Directs the Coordinator to: (1) establish minimum standards for the issuance and dissemination of alerts issued through the network; and (2) make available to states, local governments, law enforcement agencies, and other concerned entities network training and information.
Kristen's Act Reauthorization of 2011 - Directs the Attorney General to make competitive grants to public agencies and/or nonprofit private organizations to: (1) maintain a national resource center and database for tracking missing adults; and (2) provide assistance and to law enforcement agencies, families, and victim advocates in locating and recovering missing adults.

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