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The bipartisan legislation called the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (Readi) Act of 2018 was introduced by the US Senators Brian Schatz (Democrat, Hawaii) and John Thune (Republican, South Dakota).
Schatz says the bill to widen the number of channels people can receive alerts.
“When a missile alert went out across Hawai'i in January, some people never got the message on their phones, while others missed it on their TVs and radios. Even though it was a false alarm, “said Schatz, lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet.
“Our bill fixes a number of important problems with the system. In a real emergency, these alerts can not be saved.
Thune, who is also the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chairman, says emergency.
“The Readi Act implements lessons learned from the past incidents and recognitions that emergency protocols must change along with communication technology,” he adds.
The Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert System alerts issued by federal, state, tribal and local governments and delivered over the radio, television and mobile wireless devices.
Other parts of the Readi Act include eliminating the option to opt out of receiving certain federal alerts on mobile phones and requiring active alerts issued by the President or Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) or radio.
It would also be compulsory, for example, in the case of federal communications, avoiding false alerts, retracts, false alerts, if they occur, and even reporting systems for false alerts, so the Federal Communications Commission can figure out why it happens.