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Passed House without amendment (07/14/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act - Directs the Attorney General, acting through the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to make annual grants to the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center to: (1) assist federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to promote the quick recovery of a missing child by using rapid alert telephone calls, text messaging, and satellite mapping technology; (2) maintain and expand technological assistance; (3) establish and maintain regional centers to provide training and information to law enforcement agencies; and (4) share information with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the AMBER Alert Coordinator, and appropriate law enforcement agencies and assist such entities with education programs.

Defines "missing child" as an individual whose whereabouts are unknown to a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency.

Authorizes appropriations for FY2009-FY2014.