‘Evelyn’s Law’ clears another hurdle in state legislature

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Legislation proposed known as “Evelyn’s Law” cleared another hurdle in the Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday.

The House Criminal Justice Committee recommended its passage.

The bill was introduced after the disappearance and death of Sullivan County toddler Evelyn Boswell. If passed, the bill would require parents to report a missing child age 12 or younger to police within 24 hours and failure to do so would be a Class-A misdemeanor.

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