H.R.4919 - Kevin and Avonte's Law of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 04/12/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||12/08/2016 Received in the Senate. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.4919 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/12/2016)
Kevin and Avonte's Law of 2016
Missing Americans Alert Program Act of 2016
This bill amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to revise and rename the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program as the Missing Americans Alert Program and to reauthorize it through FY2021.
It directs the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Bureau of Justice Assistance to award grants to state and local law enforcement or public safety agencies and nonprofit organizations to prevent wandering and locate missing individuals with dementia or developmental disabilities.
DOJ must establish and certain grant recipients must comply with standards and best practices related to the use of tracking technology to locate missing individuals with dementia or developmental disabilities.
The bill amends the Missing Children's Assistance Act to specify that, with respect to training and technical assistance provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, cases involving missing and exploited children include cases involving children with developmental disabilities such as autism.