Bill Summary for S 822 (2021-2022)
May 26 2022
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AN ACT TO ADD CLARIFYING LANGUAGE TO THE STATUTORY PROVISIONS OF THE STATE SILVER ALERT SYSTEM REGARDING THE USE OF THE ALERT FOR MISSING PERSONS OF ALL AGES THAT REQUIRE GREATER PROTECTION FROM ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR EXPLOITATION DUE TO A PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.Intro. by J. Jackson.
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Amends GS 143B-1022, establishing the Silver Alert System, to more specifically include in the System's stated purpose the provision of the rapid dissemination of information regarding a missing person or child who is believed to be suffering from a physical or mental disability (was, a disability generally) that required them to be protected from potential abuse or other physical harm, neglect, or exploitation.
Appropriates $15,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety for 2022-23 to be allocated to the NC Center for Missing Persons to develop and disseminate educational materials to relevant stakeholders on the permissible uses of the System. Effective July 1, 2022.