Maine could consider Kelsey’s Law
AUGUSTA, Maine—Maine could become the ninth state to adopt a version of a law that requires cellphone providers to give law enforcement agencies the location of someone’s cellphone in case of an emergency, according to Capitol News Service.
Rep. Anne Haskell, D-Portland, on the Criminal Justice Committee, said she expects a bill will be introduced next year.
Federal law allows cell service providers to give information to police agencies, but Kelsey’s Law, as it is called—named after a Kansas teenager whose body was found four days after she was abducted in 2007—mandates such reporting. It was first enacted in Kansas in 2009. Since then, Nebraska, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Hawaii, Tennessee and Missouri have approved the measure.