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


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
Length: 19 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 4, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

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) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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