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Mar 4, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004
This bill was introduced on March 4, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2003
Length: 19 pages
To assess 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.
3/4/2003--Introduced.Debbie Smith Act of 2003 - Directs the Attorney General to:(1) survey Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement jurisdictions to assess the amount of DNA evidence from sexual assault ... Read more >
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 30, 2003
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 14, 2003
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 1046 — 108th Congress: Debbie Smith Act of 2003. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/108/hr1046
“H.R. 1046 — 108th Congress: Debbie Smith Act of 2003.” www.GovTrack.us. 2003. October 6, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/108/hr1046>
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