Amber Alert Programs; amends definition of an abducted child to include secondary school students. (HB2255)

Introduced By

Del. Katherine Waddell (I-Richmond) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Amber Alerts; secondary school students. Amends the definition of an abducted child for purposes of the Amber Alert program to include a person enrolled in a secondary school in the Commonwealth, regardless of age. Current law applies only to children 17 years of age or younger. The amendment would allow an Amber Alert to be issued in the case of a missing high school student who is over the age of 17. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073025533
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2007Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice