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Bill Named After Murdered Mother Passes Senate

April 24th, 2008 by flanews

Lawmakers want more training for 911 dispatchers. A bill named after Amber Lee, a North Port mother who was kidnapped and murdered earlier this year, passed the Senate Thursday. A woman called 911 when she spotted Lee trying to escape her abductor. 911 Operators didnt give the report high priority and by the time police got the message, it was too late. Senator Dave Aronberg is sponsoring the bill.

We hope that her death will lead to changes in our 911 laws and hopefully well have better training and better certification so there wont be other Amber Lee Tragedies, said Aronberg.

The bill sets up training and certificate criteria that the 67 counties can utilize on a volunteer basis.

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