Senators added their approval to changing the state’s missing persons law to provide quicker response by law enforcement organizations when young adults disappear.
"This is about speeding up filing missing persons reports," Sen. Dennis Frederickson, R-New Ulm, said.
Several 18- to 21-year-old Minnesotans have gone missing, but law enforcement agencies often rely on a state law that permits them to that does not require immediate investigation for missing adult cases.
Senators approved the measure 62-0 with a minor amendment to a House-passed version.
The law is named after Brandon Swanson, who disappeared in southwestern Minnesota.