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McCabe's Travis Alert bill passes House, moves to Senate


A bill that would aid first responders in helping individuals with special needs in emergencies passed the House today 96- 1. Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, sponsored the legislation, called the”Travis Alert Act,” after hearing from Travis’ mom, Threasa King, during the Legislature’s second special session in 2015.

“Travis, like many with autism, is attracted to water and when he feels threatened or afraid, he often wanders toward water. And that was one of the Kings’ fears—if they were somehow injured or incapacitated, Travis may run toward nearby water and could drown,” said McCabe. “With the system I’ve proposed, Travis’ life, and the lives of others, could be s...

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