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McCabe revives Travis Alert Act for 2017 session

 

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Travis King, the Travis Alert Act's namsake, drops House Bill 1258 into the Hopper with Rep. Gina McCabe.

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony in support of a bill that would help persons with disabilities during emergencies. House Bill 1258, or the 'Travis Alert Act,' is Rep. Gina McCabe's second attempt at the getting the bill enacted into law.

House Bill 1258 would allow people to optionally submit information pertaining to one's disability to the Enhanced 911 program so dispatchers could deliver critical information to first responders during emergencies. It would also create a training program for first responders, providing instruction for how to best respond to emergencies involving persons with special needs.

"Passing this bill would be an important first step i...



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