JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would streamline the Amber Alert process. FOX 4 spoke with Missouri House Representative Eric Burlison (R-Greene) on Wednesday. He’s the lawmaker pushing this bill, and while the law’s passage won’t bring Hailey Owens back, lawmakers say it might keep something like her tragic death from happening to another family.
“When she called, that’s when I decided to stop considering the bill, and to take action to actually file a bill,” Rep. Burlison said.
A call from Hailey’s mother is what prompted Rep. Burlison to take action.
“While it was just hours that went by, it was days in her mind,” he said.
Ten-year-old Hailey of Springfield was abducted while walking home from a friend`s house in February.