H.R. 4305 (112th): Child and Elderly Missing Alert Program

Mar 29, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
Steve Chabot
Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 12, 2012
7 pages

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 11, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Mar 29, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 29, 2012
Reported by Committee Aug 01, 2012
Passed House Sep 11, 2012
Full Title

To authorize the Attorney General to provide a grant to assist Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in the rapid recovery of missing individuals.


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8 cosponsors (5D, 3R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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9/11/2012--Passed House amended.
Child and Elderly Missing Alert Program - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to award public safety and community policing grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to assist federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement agencies in the rapid recovery of missing children and elderly and disabled individuals through the use of a rapid telephone and cellular alert call system.
Defines an "elderly individual" as an individual 60 years of age or older.
Permits the use of grant funds to:
(1) maintain and expand technologies and techniques to ensure the highest level of performance of services;
(2) provide both centralized and on-site training, and to distribute information, to law enforcement agency officials about missing individuals and use of a rapid telephone and cellular alert call system;
(3) provide services to Child Abduction Response Teams;
(4) assist law enforcement agencies to combat human trafficking through the use of rapid telephone and cellular alert calls;
(5) share appropriate information on cases with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the AMBER Alert, Silver Alert, and Blue Alert programs, and law enforcement; and
(6) assist appropriate organizations with education and prevention programs related to missing individuals.
Directs the Attorney General to annually: (1) require each grantee to submit the results of monitoring and evaluations of grant recipients, and (2) publish a report regarding such results and the effectiveness of activities carried out under each grant.

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