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|Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:25 pm Post subject: Haileys Law (Hailey Owen)
Hailey's Law Proposal
Below you will find Hailey’s Law as a proposal to our legislators. Remember, this is about confirmed abductions as well as eliminating the red-tape delay that was present in the Hailey Owens case so that Amber Alerts can be issued in a rapid fashion when confirmation exists. If this grows to a national effort, then the Missouri portion can be transitioned to a national meaning.
In honor of Hailey Owens
Be it that seconds and minutes count in ceasing a child abduction and recovering an abducted child, similar delays to that involving the case of Hailey Owens that occurred on February 18th, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri where two hours passed prior to the issuance of an Amber alert and one hour passed for the notification of local media as a result of current procedure shall not be tolerated within the State of Missouri.
Notwithstanding any department policy or other provision of law, upon law enforcement’s receipt of notification of a child abduction, law enforcement shall take immediate action to confirm that an abduction has occurred. Upon confirmation that a child abduction has occurred, an Amber Alert shall be issued and the media shall be contacted with the pertinent information, both of which shall occur within 15 minutes of confirmation that a child abduction has occurred.
It shall be the duty of all law enforcement agencies in the State of Missouri to assist in the facilitation of expediting this process with their local media as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol for the rapid issuance of an Amber Alert in the State of Missouri.