Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.466
Notification to Department of Missing Military Member


(a)

A law enforcement agency shall notify the department if the agency:

(1)

receives a report regarding a missing military member who is determined by the agency to be a participant in the alert system;

(2)

verifies that at the time the military member is reported missing:

(A)

the person reported missing is a military member;

(B)

the military member’s location is unknown; and

(C)

the military member suffers from a mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder, or a traumatic brain injury; and

(3)

determines that the military member’s disappearance poses a credible threat to the military member’s health and safety or the health and safety of another.

(b)

A law enforcement agency shall verify the information required by Subsection (a)(2) and make the determination required by Subsection (a)(3) as soon as practicable after the agency receives a report regarding a missing military member.

(c)

In verifying that the military member suffers from a mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder, or a traumatic brain injury as required by Subsection (a)(2)(C), the law enforcement agency shall require the family or legal guardian of the military member to provide documentation of the illness or injury.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 220 (H.B. 833), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.

(1)

receives a report regarding a missing adult;

(2)

verifies that at the time the adult is reported missing:

(A)

the person reported missing is 18 years of age or older but younger than 65 years of age;

(B)

the adult’s location is unknown; and

(C)

the adult has been missing for less than 72 hours;

(3)

confirms that a preliminary investigation has taken place with respect to the disappearance and that, as a result of that investigation, the agency believes that the adult is missing under circumstances described by Section 411.463 (Administration)(b)(1)(A) or (B); and

(4)

believes sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the adult, a person suspected of abducting or kidnapping the adult, or a vehicle suspected of being used by the adult or in any abduction or kidnapping of the adult.

(b)

The department may modify the criteria described by Subsection (a) as necessary for the proper implementation of the alert system.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 227 (H.B. 1769), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.
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