H.R.2197 - Justice for Rape Victims and Improving Use of DNA Evidence Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] (Introduced 06/15/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||08/25/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2197 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/15/2011)
Justice for Rape Victims and Improving Use of DNA Evidence Act of 2011 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to increase by 10% grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for states or local governments that had in effect for the previous fiscal year: (1) a process to provide a victim of sexual assault with an examination by a qualified sexual assault nurse examiner for purposes of collecting a rape kit from such victim and to provide the results of rape kit testing to the victim within 180 days, and (2) an online rape kit database containing specified information.
Amends the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to require the Attorney General to conduct an annual study and report to Congress on the extent of the backlog in the United States relating to the analysis of DNA samples collected from crime scenes, victims, suspects, arrestees, and convicted offenders.