Local law enforcement embrace recently passed 'Samuel Allen' law

APRIL S. KELLEY, HCN Community Reporter
Posted 9/29/19

Local law enforcement officials have embraced recently enacted Senate Bill 976, more commonly known as the ‘Samuel Allen Law,’ which allows persons with communication impediments relating to autism, Asperger syndrome, deafness, hearing impairment, PTSD, Parkinson’s Disease, mild intellectual disabilities and more the option to disclose this information when registering vehicles and licenses through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. The diagnosis of the individual would then be placed privately in the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (TLETS) in order to alert officers of the conditions prior to approaching a vehicle for a traffic stop. 

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