An Act To Establish the Silver Alert Program
Sec. 1. 25 MRSA c. 259 is enacted to read:
SILVER ALERT PROGRAM
§ 2201. Definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
§ 2202. Silver Alert Program
In accordance with this chapter and with the cooperation of the Department of Transportation, the Maine Turnpike Authority, a statewide organization representing broadcast groups in the State, the Office of the Governor and appropriate law enforcement agencies, the department shall develop and implement the Silver Alert Program to be activated on behalf of missing senior citizens. The program must include standards of procedure for local law enforcement agencies to determine that a missing person is a missing senior citizen and appropriately activate a Silver Alert to local or statewide law enforcement agencies and to the media, a plan for providing relevant information to the public through an existing system of dynamic message signs located across the State when necessary and training for all law enforcement officers. The Silver Alert Program must be developed and implemented using existing resources.