Scott Signs Florida 'Silver Alert' Bill Into Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed a law strengthening Florida's "Silver Alert" program that helps find
missing elderly people.

Scott signed the bill (SB 644) on Friday at the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office in West Palm Beach. It gives police, news
media representatives and others responsible for complying with
requests to release Silver Alert information immunity for civil
liability if they do so in good faith.

The law also says only a law enforcement agency having
jurisdiction over a case can request activation of a Silver Alert.

It's similar to the Amber Alert program for missing children.

In either case authorities ask the media to publicize information on the missing person and they flash it on electronic road signs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by fred Location: wakulla on Jun 26, 2011 at 04:52 PM
    i dont kno why state workers are complaining. last night on tv scott said there were other state jobs avalible if the state workers wanted to work.
  • by state worker Location: fl on Jun 26, 2011 at 04:51 PM
    bla bla bla bla bla
  • by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 at 05:33 AM
    Those flashing road signs?? Never paid attention to them because when I am driving, I am too busy paying attention to the ROAD.
  • by Moishe Location: Tallahassee on Jun 25, 2011 at 04:26 AM
    What, no anti Scott comments. Those with SDS can certainly find something to complain about.
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