SB 1449 – Rape kits: testing & AB 3118 – Sexual assault: investigations

SB 1449 – Rape kits: testing
AB 3118 – Sexual assault: investigations

S.B. 1449 replaces “should” with “shall” in Section 680 of the penal code in order to mandate the swift submission and testing of rape kits with an associated police report. This critical bill ensures kits that survivors have consented to be tested will be submitted to a lab and analyzed expeditiously. Rape is one of the most life altering and traumatizing experiences, so it’s critical that rape kits are processed swiftly to both attain justice and help identify and prosecute rapists so that we can keep them off the streets.  SB 1449 and AB 3118 will require that rape kits are tested promptly moving forward and that we know how many untested kits exist in California so that we can keep communities and potential victims safe.

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Link to Bill SB 1449          Link to Bill AB 3118         Hollywood NOW letter