- District 77
Existing law, the Sexual Assault Victims' DNA Bill of Rights, expresses findings and declarations of the Legislature stating, among other things, that timely deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) analysis of rape kit evidence is a core public safety issue affecting men, women, and children in this state. Existing law authorizes a law enforcement agency, upon the request of a sexual assault victim, to inform the victim of the status of the testing of the DNA rape kit evidence or other crime scene evidence from the victim's case, as specified. If the agency does not analyze that evidence within 6 months of the statute of limitations for filing a criminal complaint in a sexual assault case, as specified, or if the agency intends to destroy or dispose of rape kit evidence or other crime scene evidence from an unsolved sexual assault case prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations, existing law requires that a victim of a sexual assault be informed of that fact or that intention. This bill would require the Department of Justice, on or before July 1, 2018, and in consultation with law enforcement agencies and crime victims groups, to establish a process by which victims of sexual assault may inquire regarding the location and information regarding their sexual assault evidence kits.
Approved by the Governor.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 884, Statutes of 2016.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 6145.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 19 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5068.).
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 11).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 5113.)
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.
Read first time.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/19/16 - Introduced|
|03/15/16 - Amended Assembly|
|05/27/16 - Amended Assembly|
|08/16/16 - Amended Senate|
|08/25/16 - Enrolled|
|09/30/16 - Chaptered|
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