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2014 Senate Bill 998: Establish rape kit evidence regulations and procedures

Public Act 318 of 2014

  1. 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.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 23, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 23, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on September 23, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on October 2, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 107 to 0 in the House on October 2, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 14, 2014.

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