All Information (Except Text) for S.2055 - Debbie Smith Act 107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 03/21/2002)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/21/2002 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
Debbie Smith Act
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to make grants to train sexual assault nurse examiners, law enforcement personnel, and first responders in the handling of sexual assault cases, to establish minimum standards for forensic evidence collection kits, to carry out DNA analyses of samples from crime scenes, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|03/21/2002||Introduced in Senate|
03/21/2002 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|03/21/2002||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
|03/21/2002||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2281)|
Action By: Senate
03/21/2002 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
03/21/2002 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2281)
|Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]||04/25/2002|
|Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY]||04/25/2002|
|Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA]||05/01/2002|
|Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]||05/07/2002|
|Sen. Johnson, Tim [D-SD]||05/13/2002|
|Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME]||05/23/2002|
|Sen. Warner, John [R-VA]||06/27/2002|
|Sen. Allen, George [R-VA]||07/08/2002|
|Sen. Carnahan, Jean [D-MO]||07/11/2002|
|Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT]||07/17/2002|
|Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]||08/01/2002|
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|Senate Judiciary||03/21/2002||Referred to|
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Latest Summary (1)
Shown Here:Debbie Smith Act - Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to eligible States to carry out sexual assault nurse examiner programs and to train law enforcement personnel and first responders in the handling of sexual assault cases and the collection and use of DNA samples for forensic evidence.
Introduced in Senate (03/21/2002)
Provides that for a State to be eligible to receive a grant, the chief executive officer of the State shall submit to the Attorney General an application which shall include a certification that the State shall comply with specified quality assurance and proficiency testing standards.
Sets forth provisions regarding restrictions on the use of funds and expenditure records.
Amends the DNA Identification Act of 1994 to require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to issue (and revise periodically) standards for collecting and processing, for use as forensic evidence, samples on which DNA analysis may be carried out.
Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to eligible States to carry out DNA analyses of samples from crime scenes for inclusion in the FBI's Combined DNA Index System. Sets forth provisions regarding State eligibility, restrictions on uses of funds, and expenditure records.