CSSSHB 182(STA): An Act relating to testing of sexual assault examination kits; and providing for an effective date.
00 CS FOR SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 182(STA) 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, 2021.