Bill Would Create State Registry for Emergency Contacts
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A
Nebraska lawmaker is proposing a state emergency-contact registry to
reunite families after an accident or natural disaster.
by Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue would allow Nebraskans to list up to
two contacts on the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles website. The
registry would connect that information with driver's licenses or state
Crawford was to present the proposal Tuesday
to the Legislature's Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.
She says the idea came from a constituent whose father died from
injuries sustained in an accident before authorities could locate his
Crawford says the bill could also help people suffering from dementia who have forgotten their emergency contacts.