SB0349 (CH0158)

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

Sponsored by:

Senator Zirkin


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 158

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:Senators Zirkin, Kelley, Brochin, Cassilly, Hough, Lee, Muse, Norman, Ramirez, Ready, and Smith
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0255
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
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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 1:10 P.M.