34 U.S. Code § 41307. Reporting requirement for missing children

(a) In general

Each Federal, State, and local law enforcement agency shall report each case of a missing child under the age of 21 reported to such agency to the National Crime Information Center of the Department of Justice.

(b) Guidelines

The Attorney General may establish guidelines for the collection of such reports including procedures for carrying out the purposes of this section and section 41308 of this title.[1]

(c) Annual summary

The Attorney General shall publish an annual statistical summary of the reports received under this section and section 41308 of this title.

References in Text

This section and section 41308 of this title, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original “this Act”, and was translated as reading “this title”, meaning title XXXVII of Pub. L. 101–647, which enacted this section and section 41308 of this title, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 5779 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–21 substituted “age of 21” for “age of 18”.



[1]  See References in Text note below.