January 27, 2009





HOUSE BILL No. 1116

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DIGEST OF HB 1116 (Updated January 26, 2009 5:34 pm - DI 116)



Citations Affected: IC 5-2.

Synopsis: Report of missing persons to national data base. Provides that a law enforcement agency that receives a report of a missing person may notify and request assistance from the state police department. Requires a law enforcement agency that receives a report of a missing person to enter information that relates to the missing person into the National Crime Information Center's data base not later than two hours after the report of the missing person is received. Permits a law enforcement agency that receives a report of a missing person to notify law enforcement agencies in another state if the state police department believes that the notification will assist in locating the missing person. Makes other changes.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





Cheatham, Ruppel




    January 8, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public Safety.
    January 26, 2009, amended, reported _ Do Pass.






January 27, 2009

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1116



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning public safety.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 5-2-17-10; (09)HB1116.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 5-2-17-10, AS ADDED BY P.L.92-2007, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 10. (a) A law enforcement agency (if the law enforcement agency is not the state police department) that receives a report of a high risk missing person may notify the state police department of the high risk missing person and request the assistance of the state police department in locating the high risk missing person.
    (b) The law enforcement agency that receives a report of a high risk missing person shall inform every appropriate law enforcement agency in Indiana of the high risk missing person. In addition, the law enforcement agency that receives a report of a high risk missing person may notify a law enforcement agency in another state if the state police department believes that the notification will assist in the location of the high risk missing person.
    (c) The law enforcement agency that receives a report of a high risk missing person shall do the following:
        (1) Enter information that relates to a missing person report for a

high risk missing person into:
            (A) the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data base not more than two (2) hours after the information is received; and
            (B) any other appropriate data base not more than one (1) day after the information is received.
        (2) Ensure that a person who enters data relating to medical or dental records in a data base has the appropriate training to understand and correctly enter the information. The law enforcement agency that receives a report of a high risk missing person may consult with a coroner, a pathologist, or another medical professional to ensure the accuracy of the medical or dental information.
    (d) A law enforcement agency that receives a report of a high risk missing person under this section shall immediately:
        (1) instruct the agency's officers to be alert for the missing person, and a person who may have abducted the missing person, if applicable; and
        (2) enter all collected information related to the missing person case into appropriate state or federal data bases.