Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014, to create a state commission to establish regulations, procedures and timetables with deadlines that law enforcement agencies and health care providers must follow when collecting and using sexual assault kit evidence. The bill would also require the State Police to develop a database of the administration and storage of sexual assault evidence kits as directed by this commission. See also House Bill 5445.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 12, 2014.
Reported in the Senate on September 9, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.