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2018 HB 5222: An Act Concerning Access To Information For Sexual Assault Victims.


  • Frey, John H.
  • Fishbein, Craig C.
  • Kokoruda, Noreen S.
  • Witkos, Kevin D.
  • Klarides, Themis
  • Sredzinski, J.P.
  • Bolinsky, Mitch
  • Sanchez, Robert
  • Candelora, Vincent J.
  • Ziobron, Melissa H.


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Bill Text

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Commission on the Standardization of the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations, established pursuant to section 19a-112a of the general statutes, shall examine ways to ensure each victim of sexual assault has access to information regarding the victim's sexual assault evidence collection kit, including, but not limited to, when the kit was tested, whether DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) obtained from the testing of the kit was entered into the DNA data bank established pursuant to section 54-102j of the general statutes, a national DNA data bank or any other data bank of another state, and whether the sample derived from the kit satisfactorily matches a profile in any such DNA data bank. On or before October 1, 2018, the commission shall submit a report of its findings and any recommendations for legislation to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety and security, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

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