HB 21-1143

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 01, 2021
  • Passed House Mar 30, 2021
  • Passed Senate Apr 28, 2021
  • Signed by Governor May 27, 2021

Protect Survivors' Rights To Rape Kit Evidence

Abstract

The bill requires the medical professional collecting the medical evidence to inform a victim of the contact information for the nearest sexual assault victim's advocate or confidential victim's advocate, the length of time that medical evidence must be preserved, and the victim's right to be notified of the destruction of the medical evidence. The bill creates the following rights, upon request, for victims of a sex crime: The right to be notified that evidence has been submitted for testing; The right to be notified when the law enforcement agency has received the results of the analysis; The right to be informed of whether a DNA sample was obtained from the analysis and whether or not there are matches to DNA profiles in state or federal databases; The right to be informed at least 60 days prior to the destruction of forensic medical evidence collected in connection with the alleged sex offense; The right to file, prior to the expiration of the 60-day period, an objection to the destruction of the forensic medical evidence; The right to be informed of any change in status of the case, including if the case has been closed or reopened; and The right to receive a physical document identifying the rights under law after the exam has been completed. The bill directs a law enforcement agency to maintain the medical evidence until the statute of limitation has run on the crime and for an additional 10 years if the victim objects to its destruction. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


Mar 30, 2021

Apr 28, 2021

Actions


May 27, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 21, 2021

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

May 19, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Apr 28, 2021

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 27, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 22, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Judiciary

Apr 01, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Mar 30, 2021

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 29, 2021

House

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Mar 24, 2021

House

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Judiciary

Mar 02, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (05/27/2021) PDF
Final Act (05/19/2021) PDF
Rerevised (04/28/2021) PDF
Revised (04/27/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (03/30/2021) PDF
Engrossed (03/29/2021) PDF
Introduced (03/02/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/12/2021) PDF

Sources

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