S. 822 (113th): Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013

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Introduced:

Apr 25, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 31, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 7, 2013
Length: 24 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA evidence, to provide post conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Apr 25, 2013
 
Introduced

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Oct 31, 2013
 
Reported by Committee

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