Alianna's Alert Heads to Governor's Desk
December 27, 2018
Photo courtesy of Cleveland 19 News
Today, Alianna’s Alert received final approval from the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 85-4. The bill would require schools to call parents within 120 minutes of the start of the school day if their child has been marked absent.
"I am pleased that the Ohio General Assembly voted to pass Alianna's Alert,” said state Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland). “Hopefully this bill will help prevent any other child on their way to school from dying at the hands of a violent perpetrator."
Currently, Ohio law is silent on school districts contacting parents when their child is absent. The purpose of the Alianna’s Alert is to take precautionary measures to ensure that children are safe when they are absent from school.
Senate Bill 82 was amended into House Bill 66 (Young) in an effort to get the bill passed by the end of the General Assembly. The Senate passed the amended bill last week by a vote of 32-0. The bill now heads to Governor Kasich to sign the bill into law.