The Help Find the Missing Act (H.R. 3695), also known as “Billy’s Law,” introduced by Representative Chris Murphy, would secure funding for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), the only federal missing persons and unidentified remains database that can be cross-searched, accessed and added to by the public. This database enables the loved ones of the missing to search for a match and add invaluable information to the case profile that only they know.
“Billy’s Law” would streamline the reporting process for law enforcement and medical examiners by connecting two major federal missing persons and unidentified remains databases. It would also create an incentive grants program to coroners, medical examiners, and law enforcement agencies to help facilitate the reporting of missing persons and unidentified remains to the federal databases.