Kelsey Smith Act may soon become national law

WASHINGTON D.C. (KSHB)- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a bill inspired by a Kansas girl’s tragic death Monday.

This bill, which is already law in 22 states, would require cell phone companies to help law enforcement determine a cell phone’s location in certain emergency situations.

This law would only allow cell phone companies to determine the phone’s location; no other data would be accessed.

Nine years ago, 18-year-old Kelsey Smith was kidnapped from the parking lot of an Overland Park Target. It took four days for the cell phone company to agree to track down the location of Kelsey’s cell phone. Her body was found within 45 minutes.

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