Governor Signs Noah’s Law
A bill designed to help custodial parents when a non custodial parent does not bring a child back when they are supposed to is now officially law. Governor Bill Lee yesterday signed into law a bill known as “Noah’s Law”. The law allows parents to seek an order of protection if a parent without custody doesn’t bring a child home within 48 hours. The judge can then declare the child in imminent danger, which is one of the four criteria needed to trigger an Amber Alert.
The law was proposed after what happened last November with 3 year old Noah Clare. The now 4-year-old was kidnapped by his non-custodial father. When Noah was first reported missing, the TBI issued an Endangered Child Alert….but because of restrictions in place, an Amber Alert was not issued for 11 days. When an AMBER Alert was issued…Noah was found two days later in California. Noah’s family was on hand for the signing of the bill into law yesterday in Nashville.