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HB 20: "An Act requiring law enforcement agencies to send sexual assault examination kits for testing within six months after collection; and providing for an effective date."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 20                                                                          
01 "An Act requiring law enforcement agencies to send sexual assault examination kits for                                  
02 testing within six months after collection; and providing for an effective date."                                       
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 44.41 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
05 Sec. 44.41.065. Sexual assault examination kits. (a) A law enforcement                                                
06 agency shall ensure that all sexual assault examination kits collected by that agency                                   
07 are sent, within six months after collection of the sexual assault examination kit, to a                                
08 laboratory operated or approved by the Department of Public Safety for either a                                         
09       serological or DNA test.                                                                                          
10            (b)  In this section, "law enforcement agency" has the meaning given in                                      
11       AS 12.36.090.                                                                                                     
12    * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect January 1, 2020.