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S. 820 (116th): Debbie Smith Act of 2019

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 16, 2019.

Debbie Smith Act of 2019

This bill reauthorizes grants that support state and local efforts to process DNA evidence in rape kits.

Specifically, it reauthorizes through FY2024 the following:

grants under the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program; grants to provide DNA training and education for law enforcement personnel, corrections personnel, and court officers; and grants under the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Program.