The House of Delegates voted to concur with the changes the Senate made to Skylar's Law. The bill has completed the legislative process, and now will go to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for action.
The Senate unanimously passed "Skylar's Law," a bill that would expand the state's current Amber Alert Program, Friday. It's now up to the House of Delegates to concur with changes the Senate recently made to House Bill 2453, or "Skylar's Law."
The Senate passed the bill April 12, but because members changed the bill, it must go back to the House for a final vote before it can go to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for action.
The bill includes a statement that Amber Alerts have been in West Virginia for the past 10 years, and they help to recover abducted children as well as serving as a deterrent for those types of crimes.
The bill would require law enforcement to report possible abductions in the early stages of their investigations.
Skylar Neese, 16, was found dead in Wayne Township, Pa. Jan. 16. She was reported missing from Star City by her parents in July of 2012. She was regarded as a runaway, rather than a missing person.