Senator Linda Stewart is renewing her call to the Florida Legislature to protect children and prevent future deaths by passing the Child Safety Alarm Act.
The legislation would require that vehicles used by childcare facilities to transport children must be equipped with an approved alarm system. The alarm would notify the driver to inspect the vehicle to ensure no children are left behind when exiting the vehicle.
The Child Safety Alarm Act was inspired by the 2017 death of Myles Hill, a three-year-old who was left in the back of a van outside his daycare in Orlando. The bill has passed the Florida Senate for each of the past two years, but stalled in the Florida House.