Tell Congress to pass "Billy's Law" to help identify the missing
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Tell Congress to pass "Billy's Law" to help identify the missing

    1. Paloma Capanna
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      Paloma Capanna

      Penfield, NY

"Billy's Law" sits in two pieces in Congress:  H.R. 1300 and S.R. 702.  And that's how our nation's databases sit, disconnected, in the forms of the Department of Justice "NaMUs" database and the FBI's "Missing Persons Database."  Pass the Bills into law and you'll connect the databases to help find those who have gone missing and those who are "unidentified" remains.

Billy's Law passed the House last term in 2010, but never left the Senate Judiciary Committee.  This legislation was recently reintroduced.

Our goal is to bring the voice of The People to The Hill on behalf of the missing.

We bring this Petition on behalf of our classmate and friend, George DeLany, Jr.  He disappeared from Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) on March 12, 2011 and was found on April 17, 2011, sadly, to have died.  We had to wait less than 24-hours for DNA testing to confirm that it was George who had been found.  

Many families have been waiting for years for news of their loved ones.  And many people who have died, have done so without identification and await their final journey home.

Billy's Law is named in honor of Billy Smolinski, Jr., who went missing more than six years ago, and has yet to be found.

Won't you lend your name to this worthy cause?  Put the best of the technology that our nation has to offer to work for those who are missing.

Thank you.  James, Lelah, D.J., Alex, Amber, Ed, Matt, Ben, Taryn, Michael, Daniel, Jonathan, and Paloma

On Facebook at "Students Finding George DeLany"

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      • about 3 years ago

      This is on behalf of my friend Marsha Rader Brantley, who has been missing in TN since end of May - early June, 2009.

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    • Janice Gerda KENT, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      For all who need closure, but especially for the family and friends of Elaine Benich Johnson, who has been missing since November of 1990 from Parma, OH.

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    • Emma Neace HUNTINGTON, WV
      • about 3 years ago

      On behalf of the missing and the unidentified Jane and John Doe's. Many families have been waiting for years for news of their loved ones It is not life we live because life as we knew it is just gone, each day that goes by we search for our love ones dead or alive so put yourself in our shoes just for a day and experience what we go through every day of our lives of human remains being found and wondering if it could be our love one and some of us have been doing this for years.

      Please for the families of the missing and for the safety of this country please cosponsor HR 1300 / SR 702, Billy's Law.

      Thank you for your time.

      Emma Neace

      4511 A Altizer Ave

      Huntington, WV

      25705

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    • Maria Fucci LEXINGTON, TN
      • about 3 years ago

      Please get this passed.. So many lives would be helped. Thanks & God Bless. Maria

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    • Windy Nash CASTLE HAYNE, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      This need to cover US Citizen who go missing or killed outside the US as well...Photo's, finger printing or DNA!

      My cousin died in Venezuala and his wife had him cremated within 3 hrs of his death before even contacting his biological children. More JUSTICE needs to be done for American's, who's dreams were cut short...

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