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CS/SB 1198: Purple Alert

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Berman

Purple Alert; Requiring the Division of Emergency Management to identify and maintain an inventory of certain digitally displayed automatic changeable facing structures; redefining the term “missing endangered person”; requiring the Department of Law Enforcement, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Department of the Lottery, and local law enforcement agencies, to establish and implement the Purple Alert; authorizing local law enforcement agencies to broadcast information concerning certain missing adults, etc. APPROPRIATION: $322,836

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect July 1, 2020, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Infrastructure and Security (IS)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/10/2019 Senate • Filed
12/18/2019 Senate • Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 88
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 87
1/22/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Infrastructure and Security, 01/27/20, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/27/2020 Senate • Favorable by Infrastructure and Security; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 214
1/28/2020 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
2/6/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
2/11/2020 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 269
2/12/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules
• CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 274
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Rules