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.
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Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2003
Length: 19 pages
Mar 4, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 4, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Mar 4, 2003
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