LaSata introduces Green Alert to help atrisk veterans

first_img Categories: LaSata News,News State Rep. Kim LaSata, R- Bainbridge Township, last week introduced legislation to ensure the public has timely information regarding missing or at-risk veterans near their area.“Our military adheres to a ‘no man left behind’ code on the battlefield. It should be no different when those service members are back home.” LaSata said. “Our veterans have served and sacrificed on behalf of our great nation. If one is missing or at-risk, we should waste no time until that hero is home safe.”Under Rep. LaSata’s measure, the Michigan State Police would establish and maintain a system called a “Green Alert.” Similar to “Amber Alerts,” a “Green Alert” would help veterans who are missing and may be suffering from service-related physical or mental health stress issues, but do not meet the criteria of “critically missing.”The framework of the system, as specified in the bill, will be to rapidly disseminate information in an efficient, effective manner to radio, television, and other mass communication devices, such as cell phones and tablets.“This operates like a traditional Amber Alert system,” LaSata said. “The state police will use the quickest means possible to spread awareness while they work to locate our service member.”House Bill 6264 has been referred to the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs for further consideration.### 19Jun LaSata introduces “Green Alert” to help at-risk veteranslast_img