Lawmaker will re-file "Hailey's Law" next legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Rep, Curtis Trent of Springfield says he will again file the bill known as "Hailey's Law" for next legislative session. That will happen in December.

"Hailey's Law" would improve the state's Amber Alert process. It also would require the state's Amber Alert Oversight Commission to meet on an annual basis.

The bill failed in 2016 because of a filibuster in the Senate. Hailey's Law in 2017 failed to go before a full Senate vote.

The bill is named after Hailey Owens. The 10 -year-old girl was kidnapped, raped and murdered in Springfield in 2014.