SB 291 Physical evidence; procedure for collection, etc., of recovery kits.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Physical evidence recovery kits. Establishes a comprehensive procedure for the collection and analysis of physical evidence recovery kits for victims of sexual assault, including those who elect at the time of the exam not to report a sexual assault to a law-enforcement agency. Kits from victims who elect not to report are known as "anonymous physical evidence recovery kits" and will be stored at the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (the Division) for two years, although the Division, the victim, or the law-enforcement agency may elect for the kits to be retained for a longer period of time. If the victim later elects to report the sexual assault, the victim's kit will be released to law enforcement. Health care providers are required to explain these procedures and time frames to victims. Where the victim elects to report the offense to law enforcement at the time of the exam, law enforcement is required to take possession of the victim's kit forthwith upon notification from the health care provider that the kit has been collected and, with limited exceptions, to submit the kit to the Department of Forensic Science for analysis within 60 days. The bill outlines the exceptions to mandatory submission for analysis, time frames, and storage requirements for retention of analyzed samples; expungement of DNA samples obtained but not connected to a crime; and victims' notification rights. This bill incorporates SB 158 and SB 159 and is identical to HB 1160.

Full text:
01/07/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102187D  pdf | impact statement
02/01/16  Senate: Committee substitute printed 16104943D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/29/16  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB291ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/11/16  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0332)  pdf

Status:
01/07/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102187D
01/07/16  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/16  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/01/16  Senate: Committee substitute printed 16104943D-S1
02/01/16  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/01/16  Senate: Incorporates SB158
02/01/16  Senate: Incorporates SB159
02/10/16  Senate: Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N)
02/11/16  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/16  Senate: Read second time
02/12/16  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/12/16  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 16104943D-S1
02/12/16  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB291S1
02/12/16  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/16  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/17/16  House: Placed on Calendar
02/17/16  House: Read first time
02/17/16  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/16  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/22/16  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/24/16  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
02/25/16  House: Read second time
02/26/16  House: Read third time
02/26/16  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/16  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/29/16  Senate: Enrolled
02/29/16  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB291ER)
02/29/16  House: Signed by Speaker
03/03/16  Senate: Signed by President
03/04/16  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/16  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/11/16  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 332 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/16  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0332)