St. Louis Public Radio News
9:39 am
Thu January 30, 2003

House Gives Initial Approval to Amber Alert Bill

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri house has given initial
approval to legislation allowing local law enforcement agencies and
state agencies to notify the public when a person is abducted.
The system of cooperation, known as Amber Alert, is modeled
after a nationwide program. It began after Amber Hagerman, a
nine-year-old girl was abducted in Arlington, Texas, and later
found murdered.
The House passed the bill on a voice vote. The bill needs final
approval before moving to the Senate for consideration.