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H.R. 4602 (114th): Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016

To protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of forensic evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to support accreditation efforts of forensic science laboratories and medical examiner offices, to address training and equipment needs, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes.

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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 24, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2577: Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 16, 2016. (compare text)
Sponsor:

Ted Poe

Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016
Length: 38 pages

History

Feb 24, 2016
 
Introduced

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H.R. 4602 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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