The nation's new child protection laws include a provision stemming from a local missing persons case.
Suzanne's Law was signed by President Bush as part of a package of child protection measures.
Congressman John Sweeney of Clifton Park authored Suzanne's Law and was at the signing in Washington.
Suzanne Lyall was a sophomore at UAlbany when she was reported missing in 1998. Because she was 19, her disappearance was not immediately reported to the National Crime Information Center. The requirement is only for those under the age of 18.
Suzanne's parents welcome the new law.
Suzanne's mother Mary Lyall said, "It helps us to keep her name in the public eye and someday we're going to find Suzanne."
Suzanne's father Doug Lyall said, "To get some legislation in New York state, but to get something on a national level is just phenomenal."
The new law will require law enforcement agencies to immediately report missing persons under the age of 21 to the NCIC.