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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.
- Summary (CRS)
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 ...
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Mar 4, 2003
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1046”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
134 cosponsors (118D, 15R, 1I)
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Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of ...
Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 30, 2003
DNA Sexual Assault Justice Act of 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. December 1, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/108/hr1046>
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