Johnson Introduces Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Legislation

Washington – Senators Johnson and McCaskill on Friday introduced a bipartisan bill titled, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Modernization Act of 2015. This bill would modernize the nation’s public alert and warning system to ensure that federal, state and local officials can effectively warn citizens during times of disasters, acts of terrorism, and other threats to public safety.  

Senator Johnson said, “In times of an emergency, information is crucial.  This bill takes important steps to expand our nation’s public warning system to ensure the largest number of people are reached.   The IPAWS Modernization Act of 2015 also ensures effective training and collaboration so that when an emergency hits, we are ready.”