Text: H.R.5026 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 5026

 To direct the Attorney General to make grants to States that have in 
 place a law providing for the rights of sexual assault survivors, and 
                          for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            November 8, 2019

Ms. Speier (for herself, Mr. Armstrong, and Ms. Lofgren) introduced the 
  following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
 To direct the Attorney General to make grants to States that have in 
 place a law providing for the rights of sexual assault survivors, and 
                          for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Survivors' Bill of Rights in the 
States Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. INCENTIVES FOR STATES TO CREATE SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS' BILL 
              OF RIGHTS.

    (a) In General.--The Attorney General shall make grants to States 
that have in place a law that provides to sexual assault survivors the 
rights, at a minimum, under section 3772 of title 18, United States 
Code.
    (b) Grant Amount.--Subject to the availability of appropriations, a 
grant to a State under this section shall be equal to 10 percent of the 
average of the amount of funding of the 3 most recent awards that the 
State received under part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and 
Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10441 et seq.) (commonly referred 
to as the ``STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program'').
    (c) Application.--A State seeking a grant under this section shall 
submit an application to the Attorney General at such time, in such 
manner, and containing such information as the Attorney General may 
reasonably require, including information about the law described in 
subsection (a).
    (d) Uses of Funds.--A State receiving a grant under this section 
may use such funds to--
            (1) implement the rights provided for under the law 
        described in subsection (a);
            (2) provide assistance to victim service providers, victim 
        assistants, and victim advocates to provide victim services (as 
        such terms are defined in section 40002 of the Violence Against 
        Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12291));
            (3) reduce the number of backlogged sexual assault kits or 
        stored kits which victims have consented to test; or
            (4) preserve sexual assault evidence collection kits or the 
        probative contents of such kits.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 to 2025 to carry 
out this section.
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