00 HOUSE BILL NO. 182
01 An Act relating to testing of sexual assault examination kits; and providing for an
02 effective date.
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 44.41.065(a) is amended to read:
05 (a) When a law enforcement agency collects a sexual assault examination kit
06 under AS 18.68.010, the agency shall
07 (1) within 30 days after the agency collects the sexual assault
08 examination kit, send the sexual assault examination kit to an accredited laboratory in
09 coordination with the Department of Public Safety or a laboratory operated by the
10 Department of Public Safety;
11 (2) ensure that the laboratory to which the sexual assault examination
12 kit is sent under (1) of this subsection conducts a serological or DNA test on the
13 sexual assault examination kit within six months [ONE YEAR] after the laboratory
14 receives the sexual assault examination kit; and
01 (3) within two weeks after the laboratory that receives the sexual
02 assault examination kit under (1) of this subsection completes serological or DNA
03 testing, make a reasonable effort to notify the victim from whom the sexual assault
04 examination kit was collected that the sexual assault examination kit has been tested.
05 * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect July 1, 2020.