HB0255 (CH0159)

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Criminal Procedure - Sexual Assault Victims' Rights - Disposal of Rape Kit Evidence and Notification

Sponsored by:

Delegate Hettleman


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 159

Synopsis:Requiring a specified health care provider to provide a victim of sexual assault with written information describing the laws and policies governing the testing, preservation, and disposal of a sexual assault evidence collection kit; requiring a hospital or child advocacy center to transfer a sexual assault evidence collection kit to a law enforcement agency within 30 days of the exam; prohibiting a law enforcement agency from destroying or disposing of specified evidence of sexual assault within 20 years of its collection; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Hettleman, Sydnor, Anderson, Angel, Atterbeary, Aumann, Barkley, Barron, Bromwell, Brooks, Chang, Clippinger, Conaway, Davis, Dumais, Ebersole, Fennell, Frick, Gutierrez, Hayes, Jackson, Jones, Kaiser, Kelly, Kipke, Korman, Krimm, Lafferty, Lam, R. Lewis, Lierman, Luedtke, McCray, McIntosh, Miele, A. Miller, Moon, Morales, Morhaim, Pena-Melnyk, Platt, Queen, Rosenberg, Sanchez, Sophocleus, Stein, Tarlau, Valentino-Smith, M. Washington, West, B. Wilson, C. Wilson, K. Young, and P. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0349
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Chemical Tests
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Human Rights
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Sexual Offenses
Victims -see also- Criminal Injuries Compensation
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure

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November 28, 2017 12:59 P.M.