Kansas City, Missouri 2021-10-26 14:06:27 –
Kansas City, Missouri — Laws enacted in Kansas could be adopted nationwide after the murder of a teenager in Overland Park nearly 15 years ago.
Rep. Jake Rattaner, who represents the Kansas region just outside the metropolitan area, introduced the Kelsey Smith Act in the US House of Representatives last week.
Kelsey Smith was 18 years old when he was kidnapped from the target area and killed by a kidnapper.
With her parents, Greg Missy SmithI didn’t know if my daughter was dead or alive for four days, while law enforcement was waiting for the mobile operator to release location information from her phone.
When the police officer got the information, he found her body within 45 minutes.
Smith Work to ensure now Other families do not have to endure the same painful wait.
Under the Kelsey Smith Act, wireless providers are required to provide mobile data to law enforcement agencies in emergencies that could result in death or serious harm.
“The tragic kidnapping and murder of Kelsey Smith is painful and should never happen again. The bipartisan Kelsey Smith Act is from mobile phone providers to help law enforcement officers find missing or kidnapped children. We will ensure that we have the resources we need. Fear of legal liability should never prevent us from saving our children from life-threatening situations, “Laterner said in a statement.
Bill you have Already legal in 30 statesHas bipartisan support in the house, including Kansas District 3 Congressman Charis David.
It is also supported by the US Senate.Kansas Senator Jerry Moran joins Missouri and Nebraska Senators Reintroduce the bill there in February..
He is also a sponsor of new initiatives.
“The tragic kidnapping of Kelsey Smith has shocked the Overland Park community and country,” Moran said in a statement. “Thanks to Congressman Laterner’s leadership in introducing this bill in the House of Representatives, ensuring that our first responders have the tools they need to quickly find kidnapped people. I urge my colleagues to support this bill. “
Mr Smith said he was grateful to a delegation of Kansas parliamentarians for their efforts to pass the bill.
This is not the first time the Kelsey Smith Act has been introduced at the federal level.
2019 Initiatives It seems that he got stuck after being introduced by former Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.
In 2013, the bill was amended I got out of the house subcommittee Before it finally stalls as well.
In a 2019 interview with KSHB 41 News, Smith said, “It’s Kelsey.” They continue to seek change At the national level.
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