|Bill Title||Relating to Establishing a Statewide Electronic Tracking System for Evidence of a Sex Offense|
|Hispanic Sponsors||TX Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-TX-145); TX Rep. Donna Howard (D-TX-048); TX Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-TX-092); TX Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-TX-031); TX Rep. Terry Canales (D-TX-040)|
|NHCSL Task Force||
Law and Criminal Justice
|Primary Issue Area||Civil Rights and Liberties|
Human and civil rights
|Session||85th Legislature (2017)|
AN ACT relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence collection kits used to collect and preserve evidence of a sex offense.
Official & Unofficial Title(s): - Relating to Establishing a Statewide Electronic Tracking System for Evidence of a Sex Bill/Law #: - HB 281 NHCSL Committee(s): - Law and Criminal Justice NHCSL Sponsor(s): - Rep. Bobby Guerra, Rep. Carol Alvarado, Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, Rep. Victoria Neave, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, Rep. Cesar Blanco, Rep. Terry Canales, Rep. Ina Minjares, Rep. Ryan Guillen State/Territory: - Texas Date: - Signed by Governor on June 14, 2017 Summary: - This piece of legislation creates a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence collection kits (also known as 'rape kits') used to collect and preserve evidence of a sex offense. It allows victims to track the location or the status of these kits, enabling them to be aware of the progress of their case. Pertinent Information: - There is already another bill about rape kits in the Possible Model Legislation Review folder.