PRINTER'S NO. 28
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
55
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY A. WILLIAMS, SANTARSIERO AND HUGHES,
JANUARY 11, 2019
REFERRED TO LAW AND JUSTICE, JANUARY 11, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of November 24, 2004 (P.L.1270, No.153),
entitled "An act providing for the Pennsylvania Amber Alert
System; authorizing and directing the Pennsylvania State
Police to establish and maintain the Pennsylvania Amber Alert
System; assessing costs; and providing for immunity and
penalties," further providing for Pennsylvania Amber Alert
System and Missing Endangered Person Advisory System (MEPAS)
established; and providing for use of Jay Alert System.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 1 heading of the act of November 24, 2004
(P.L.1270, No.153), referred to as the Pennsylvania Amber Alert
System Law, is amended and the section is amended by adding a
subsection to read:
Section 1. Pennsylvania Amber Alert System [and], Missing
Endangered Person Advisory System (MEPAS) and Jay
Alert System established.
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(c) Pennsylvania Jay Alert System.--The Pennsylvania State
Police shall establish and maintain the Jay Alert System to
assist in the identification and apprehension of suspects who
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leave the scene of an accident which results in serious bodily
injury or death, as provided in 75 Pa.C.S. ยงยง 3742 (relating to
accidents involving death or personal injury) and 3744 (relating
to duty to give information and render aid).
Section 2. The act is amended by adding a section to read:
Section 2.2. Use of Jay Alert System.
The Pennsylvania Jay Alert System shall be operated by the
Pennsylvania State Police. Activation may be requested by law
enforcement agencies when public assistance is considered
expedient to the identification and apprehension of a motor
vehicle operator who has fled the scene of a motor vehicle
accident that resulted in serious bodily injury or death. The
ability of law enforcement agencies to independently notify or
request assistance from the public shall not be impaired or
restricted in any way.
Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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