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Bill Detail: HB13-1020

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Title Testing Evidence Of Sexual Assault
House Sponsors F. McNulty (R)
Senate Sponsors E. Roberts (R)

The bill requires the executive director of the department of public safety to adopt rules concerning forensic medical evidence of a sexual assault (forensic evidence) collected by law enforcement agencies. The rules shall include:

  • Standards for when forensic evidence must be submitted bylaw enforcement agencies to the Colorado bureau of investigation or another accredited crime laboratory (laboratory); and
  • Time frames for when the forensic evidence must besubmitted, analyzed, and compared to DNA databases.
  • The bill requires the consent of the victim prior to the release of forensic evidence following disclosure of the purpose for the release and

allows the victim to withdraw consent.

To resolve the backlog of unanalyzed forensic evidence, the bill requires:

  • Law enforcement agencies to submit to the Coloradobureau of investigation (CBI) an inventory of all unanalyzed forensic evidence in active investigations that meets the standard for mandatory submission; and
  • The CBI to submit a plan to analyze all of the forensicevidence inventories by law enforcement agencies.
  • A law enforcement agency may develop its own plan to analyze

forensic evidence if the evidence will be analyzed by June 30, 2014.

Date Introduced 00/00/0000
Amendments out of Committee None
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House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Status Governor Action - Signed (06/05/2013)
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