Rep. Geran Tarr pre-files bill to shorten time to test rape kits
A proposed law would require rape kits to be tested within six month — cutting in half the current requirement that states rape kits need to be tested within a year.
Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, announced Thursday that she had pre-filed the bill.
“Delay means a dangerous individual is out in our community hurting people. That must stop,” Tarr said.
The bill is another step in rape kit reform, which is an effort to bring justice to survivors through victim-centric policies, according to release from the Alaska House Majority. Other examples of the reform include funding for testing the 3,400 untested kits across Alaska, as well as training for all law enforcement on sexual assault response.
Tarr's filing does not have a bill number yet. The full language can be read below.
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