Kansas lawmakers push for Kelsey Smith Act

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Kansas lawmakers from both parties are coming together in Washington to push for a law they say would save lives.

Republican congressman Ron Estes and democrat Sharice Davids re-introduced the Kelsey Smith Act Wednesday.

It would allow law enforcement to get a person’s cell phone location immediately if they think the person is in danger.

Kelsey Smith was abducted and killed in Overland Park in 2007.

Police found her body four days before they were legally able to ping her cell phone.

Senator Pat Roberts also introduced the bill in the Senate. 

It’s been introduced before, but hasn’t passed. 

So far, 23 states have adopted the law, including Kansas and Missouri.

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