Sexual assault investigations; collection and storage of evidence. (SB158)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Physical evidence recovery kit. Requires the Department of State Police, all police and sheriff's departments, and every campus police department to submit all physical evidence recovery kits that are in their custody on July 1, 2016, and all physical evidence recovery kits that come into their custody after July 1, 2016, to the Department of Forensic Science for analysis. Forensic evidence that does not meet the standards for retention in a state or national data bank shall be returned to the law-enforcement agency that submitted the physical evidence recovery kit, which shall store such kit whether or not the victim has reported the sexual assault to law enforcement. Read the Bill »


02/01/2016: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101390D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2016Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB291-Black) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)