AB 1744

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Apr 14, 2016
  • Passed Senate Aug 18, 2016
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2016

Sexual assault forensic medical evidence kit.

Abstract

Existing law requires the Office of Emergency Services to establish a protocol for the examination and treatment of victims of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault, including child molestation, and the collection and preservation of related evidence. Existing law provides failure to comply with this protocol does not constitute grounds to exclude evidence and prohibits a judge from instructing the trier of fact in a case that less weight be given to the evidence based on failure to comply. Existing law also establishes one hospital-based training center to train medical personnel on how to perform medical evidentiary examinations for victims of child abuse or neglect, sexual assault, and other similar crimes. This bill would require the Department of Justice's Bureau of Forensic Services, the California Association of Crime Laboratory Directors, and the California Association of Criminalists to work collaboratively with public crime laboratories, in conjunction with the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center, to develop a standardized sexual assault forensic medical evidence kit, as specified, to be used by all California jurisdictions. The bill would encourage those entities to collaborate and establish the basic components for a kit by January 30, 2018, and would require guidelines pertaining to the use of the kit's components to be distributed throughout the state by May 30, 2019. The bill would require every local and state agency to be responsible for its own costs in purchasing a kit. The bill would also provide that failure to use a kit does not constitute grounds to exclude evidence and prohibits a judge from instructing the trier of fact in a case that less weight be given to the evidence based on failure to comply.

Bill Sponsors (17)

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Actions


Sep 30, 2016

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 857, Statutes of 2016.

Aug 30, 2016

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 23, 2016

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 6160.).

Aug 19, 2016

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 21 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 18, 2016

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 5135.).

Aug 15, 2016

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 11, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 11).

Aug 01, 2016

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Jun 22, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

May 05, 2016

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on PUB. S.

Apr 28, 2016

Senate

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Apr 14, 2016

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 4360.)

Apr 07, 2016

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 06, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (April 6).

Mar 15, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (March 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Feb 18, 2016

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 02, 2016

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 3.

Feb 01, 2016

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/01/16 - Introduced PDF
05/05/16 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/16 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/16 - Chaptered PDF

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