H.R. 4602: Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016

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Introduced:

Feb 24, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Feb 24, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 24, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Ted Poe

Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016
Length: 38 pages

Prognosis:

13% chance of being enacted (details)

See Instead:

S. 2577 (same title)
Passed Senate — Jun 16, 2016

About the bill

Full Title

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

History

Feb 24, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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