Travis Alert Act headed to the governor's desk


April 19, 2017

FINALLY: Travis King and his mother sit with Rep. Gina McCabe (left) watch Senate proceedings on the Travis Act.

After a unanimous vote Monday in the state Senate, the Travis Alert Act passed its second-to-last hurdle before becoming law.

House Bill 1258, otherwise known as the Travis Alert Act, would assess the resources necessary to improve the Enhanced 911 program so that information pertaining to an individual's disability or special needs can be available to first responders before they arrive to the scene of an emergency. It would also require the Department of Health - in concert with other agencies - to review existing procedures and create a training program for first responders, providing instruction for how to best respond to emergencies involving persons with special needs. The act is na...

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