H.R.1263 - Code Adam Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Acevedo-Vila, Anibal [D-PR-At Large] (Introduced 03/13/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/17/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||A modified version of H.R. 1263 was added to H.R. 1104 by H.Amdt. 24. The provisions of H.R. 1104 were inserted as a substitute in S. 151 and H.R. 1104 was laid on the table. For further action, see S. 151, which became Public Law 108-21 on 4/30/2003.|
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Summary: H.R.1263 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Code Adam Act - Requires each Federal building that is open to the public to have in place procedures for locating a child who is missing in that building.
Introduced in House (03/13/2003)
Requires the head of each executive agency, the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the House Office Building Commission, and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate to direct employees to assist any parent, guardian, or teacher whose child is missing in a Federal building by instituting and enforcing procedures that include: (1) obtaining a detailed description of the child and activating a "Code Adam" alert; (2) escorting the parent, teacher, or guardian to the door to help identify the child; (3) monitoring building exits; (4) requiring all persons with children to exit through a designated entrance; (5) searching the building and contacting local law enforcement if the child isn't found; (6) calling 911 and notifying the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; and (7) preparing a report of the incident.