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Federal version of Skylar’s Law to be introduced

Created on:   Wed, Dec 6, 2017   9:22 PM

Last modified:   Thu, Dec 7, 2017   6:39 AM

The Dominion Post

CHARLESTON — Sen. Joe Manchin will introduce Skylar’s Law in the U.S. Senate on Dec.7.

The bill is sparked by the 2012 killing of 16-year-old Skylar Neese, of Star City, and the similar West Virginia law of the same name passed in 2013.

The federal Skylar’s Law would establish a national Endangered Missing Advisory communications network to alert authorities and trigger public notification of missing children — and adults — where the criteria for an Amber Alert haven’t been met.