S. 2513 (107th): DNA Sexual Assault Justice Act of 2002


May 14, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 12, 2002 but was never passed by the House.


Joseph Biden Jr.

Senator from Delaware



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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2002
Length: 19 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to asses the extent of the backlog in DNA analysis of rape kit samples, and to improve investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases with DNA evidence.

Summary (CRS)

9/12/2002--Passed Senate amended.DNA Sexual Assault Justice Act of 2002 - Section2 - Directs the Attorney General, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Justice, to survey Federal, State, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 14, 2002

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 18, 2002
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 12, 2002
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2513”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


20 cosponsors (13D, 6R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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