Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update
July 22, 2021
Session Highlights from 112th General Assembly
Jim Coley Protection for Rape Survivors Act - Public Chapter 362 provides more transparency regarding the rape kit backlog process. It makes sure the handling procedure of rape kits is responsive, reliable and consistent. It requires the TBI to develop and implement an electronic system that tracks the location and status of each rape kit and gives victims access to the system through a tracking number. Victims must also be notified 60 days before destruction or disposal of the evidence.
Rape Victims / Custody Ri...