S.820 - Debbie Smith Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 03/14/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/31/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.820 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate (05/16/2019)
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.