Summary: S.820 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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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.