H.R. 1046 (108th): Debbie Smith Act of 2003

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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.


Mark Green

Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2003
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Mar 4, 2003

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H.R. 1046 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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