Summary: S.772 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (02/26/2018)

Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the PROTECT Act to reauthorize the AMBER Alert grant program for FY2019.

The bill also modifies the program to:

  • add, as a new purpose area, the integration of tribal AMBER Alert systems into state AMBER alert systems;
  • make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants;
  • permit the use of grant funds to integrate state or regional AMBER Alert communication plans with an Indian tribe; and
  • allow the waiver of the matching funds requirement for grants awarded to Indian tribes.

(Sec. 3) The Department of Justice must submit to Congress a report evaluating the readiness, education, and training needs, technological challenges, and specific obstacles encountered by Indian tribes in the integration of state or regional AMBER Alert communication plans.