Under existing law, there is no emergency alert system for missing or endangered veterans or service members of the armed forces
This bill would create the Emergency Missing Veteran Alert Program, similar to the existing missing persons alerts and "Amber Alerts," wherein the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency would disseminate "Green Alerts" to aid in the search for missing or endangered service members or veterans
This bill would require all law enforcement agencies to participate in the program, and any media broadcaster to voluntarily participate in the program
To create the Emergency Missing Veteran Alert Program; to provide for the issuing of media alerts when veterans or service members of the armed forces are missing; and to require the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to implement the program; to require participation by local law enforcement agencies; to provide rulemaking authority; to provide procedures for the activation and deactivation of an alert; and to provide for limited immunity for broadcasters of an alert.
|March 19, 2019||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Veterans and Military Affairs|
|Hearing||April 11, 2019||Room 316 at 00:00||Senate V&MA Hearing|
|Bill Text||SB132 Alabama 2019 Session - Introduced|