Police in Michigan would be allowed to send cell phone alerts to warn the public of mass shooting incidents under a package of legislation sent to Governor Rick Snyder.
The state House and Senate gave final approval Thursday to bills that were introduced following the February 20th random slayings of six people and wounding of two others in the Kalamazoo area.
Former Uber driver Jason Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder. Police have quoted him as saying a "devil figure" on Uber's app was controlling him on the night of the shootings. Dalton's attorney has said Dalton is expected to plead insanity in his defense.
Representative Jon Hoadley is a Democrat from Kalamazoo. He says the legislation will allow police to craft criteria for when cell phone alerts would be sent.