FRUITLAND, Idaho (CBS2) — Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed a law that creates a new missing person's alert statewide.
It's known as Monkey's Law, the nickname of 5-year-old Michael Vaughan. The law establishes an emergency alert system that's parallel to the Amber Alert.
"This bill is an example of fixing that deficiency," Little said. "This bill gives law enforcement a critically needed tool. For now, for all classes of people for now, into the future."
The legislation was inspired by the disappearance of Michael, where an alert was never issued.
Fruitland Police says it's actively working the case and are still receiving tips every day.
Michael was about 3 foot 7 inches tall and 50 pounds when he went missing last July. Anyone with information should contact Fruitland Police or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.