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Senate Bill 1378 — Endangered missing person alert

Senate Bill 1378 — Endangered missing person alert

by
Parrish Miller
March 11, 2022
Parrish Miller
March 11, 2022

Bill Description: Senate Bill 1378 would create a statewide alert system known as the "Endangered Missing Person Alert" that will cost more than $1.3 million.

Rating: -2

Does it create, expand, or enlarge any agency, board, program, function, or activity of government? Conversely, does it eliminate or curtail the size or scope of government?

Senate Bill 1378 would create Section 67-2922, Idaho Code, to establish a new statewide alert system known as the "Endangered Missing Person Alert". Even without debating the appropriateness of the state issuing such alerts, the state already has systems in place to do this. The bill's statement of purpose suggests the overarching reason for this proposal is "to allow Idaho to communicate with all the surrounding states who currently utilize this system."

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Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt?

The alert system created by Senate Bill 1378 has an estimated cost in excess of $1.3 million including $400,000 for an "Updated Missing Persons Website, hosting of the website, reprogramming for desktop and mobile views, reprogramming for ADA and compliance." Ongoing maintenance and support costs are estimated at $87,000 annually. 

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