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SB 54: "An Act requiring a report on untested sexual assault examination kits; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 54                                                                          
01 "An Act requiring a report on untested sexual assault examination kits; and providing                                   
02 for an effective date."                                                                                                 
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section                          
05 to read:                                                                                                                
06       REPORT ON UNTESTED SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION KITS. (a) By                                                        
07 July 1, 2015, each law enforcement agency and state department charged with the                                         
08 maintenance, storage, and preservation of sexual assault examination kits shall conduct an                              
09 inventory of untested sexual assault examination kits and report, in writing, to the attorney                           
10 general the number of untested sexual assault examination kits in the possession of the agency                          
11 or department and the date on which each sexual assault examination kit was collected.                                  
12       (b)  By September 1, 2015, the attorney general shall prepare and transmit a report to                            
13 the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives that contains                               
14            (1)  the number of untested sexual assault examination kits stored by each law                               
01 enforcement agency or department;                                                                                       
02            (2)  the date each untested sexual assault examination kit was collected; and                                
03            (3)  a plan for addressing the backlog and prevention of a backlog of untested                               
04 sexual assault examination kits.                                                                                        
05       (c)  The attorney general shall deliver a copy of the report prepared under (b) of this                           
06 section to the senate secretary and the chief clerk of the house of representatives and notify                          
07 the legislature that the report is available.                                                                           
08       (d)  In this section, "untested sexual assault examination kit" means a sexual assault                            
09 examination kit that has been collected but has not been submitted to a laboratory operated or                          
10 approved by the Department of Public Safety for either a serological or DNA test.                                       
11    * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).