Senate Committee Approves Kelsey Smith Act

By: Traci Badalucco
By: Traci Badalucco

The Senate approved a law Thursday requiring cell phone companies to give law enforcement information on cell phone locations. The bill, known as the Kelsey Smith Act, was inspired by the teen, whose body was found using pings from her cell phone.

Kelsey was kidnapped, raped and murdered by Edwin Hall on June 2, 2007.

The bill requires wireless companies to release location information of a missing person's cell phone in a timely manner to law enforcment in emergency situations.

Kelsey's Law will now go to the full Senate for consideration.


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