State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Soon I will be introducing legislation modeled after Wisconsin’s Amber Alert Plan that would utilize the current Amber Alert system to inform the public about an elderly person wandering or becoming lost. Called the Silver Alert, the system would not increase costs because it uses a service already in operation.
The Silver Alert legislation has the support of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association, the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Inc., and the Wisconsin Health Care Association.
I will appear on the Fox 6 Morning News Monday, January 12, 2008 at 8:50 a.m. to discuss Silver Alert. Here are recent media reports about the legislation:
Wisconsin Public Radio: Scroll down to Lawmaker Wants New Alerts for Wandering Elders on 1/05/09 and click audio for report.
Here is a blog I wrote about Silver Alert.