About the bill
Should America have an equivalent of AMBER Alerts but for adults?
AMBER Alerts have existed since 1996, offering a number of methods for communicating to the public that a local child has been abducted or gone missing. Although there’s no federal version, more than half of states also have Silver Alerts for missing people over age 65.
Yet there has not been a comparable system for adults ages 18 to 65, people too old for AMBER Alerts and yet too young for Silver Alerts.
A state-level law creating such a system was enacted in Virginia in April, named the Ashanti Billie Act after a 19-year-old woman who was kidnapped and killed. It had passed the Virginia state Senate by a bipartisan unanimous 40–0.
What the bill does ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2018
Length: 7 pages
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H.R. 5075 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Ashanti Alert Act of 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-401, H.R. 5075, 115th Cong..
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