House Passes Alerting Bill

The House yesterday passed by voice vote the Ashanti Alert Act of 2018 (HR 5075), which was introduced by Rep. Scott Taylor (R., Va.) and would require the attorney general to, if funding is available, “establish a national communications network, to be known as the Ashanti Alert communications network, within the Department of Justice to provide assistance to regional and local search efforts for missing adults through the initiation, facilitation, and promotion of local elements of the network (referred to in this Act as ‘Ashanti Alert plans’), in coordination with States, units of local government, law enforcement agencies, and other concerned entities with expertise in providing services to adults.” When possible, the Ashanti Alert network should operate in coordination with the AMBER Alert network.

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