AB 2499

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2016
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2016
  • Passed Senate Aug 17, 2016
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2016

Sexual assault evidence kits.

Abstract

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.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Votes


Actions


Sep 30, 2016

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 884, Statutes of 2016.

Aug 31, 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 6145.).

Aug 17, 2016

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 19 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5068.).

Aug 16, 2016

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 15, 2016

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 11).

Aug 01, 2016

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Jun 29, 2016

Senate

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.

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

Jun 09, 2016

Senate

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jun 02, 2016

Senate

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

Jun 01, 2016

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 5113.)

May 31, 2016

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 27, 2016

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 20. Noes 0.) (May 27).

Apr 27, 2016

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 13, 2016

Assembly

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.

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

Mar 16, 2016

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Mar 15, 2016

Assembly

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

Mar 14, 2016

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 22, 2016

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 21, 2016

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2016

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2499 HTML
02/19/16 - Introduced PDF
03/15/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/27/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/16/16 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/16 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/16 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
No related documents.

Sources

Data on Open States is updated nightly from the official website of the California State Legislature.

If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.