This is so important. Thousands of untested rape kits sit on shelves in many states. Laws like this ensure that important information is entered into data bases to prevent more rapes and to apprehend rapists!
A bill sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) that will address Pennsylvania’s backlog of untested rape kits was signed into law. Act 164 of 2018 will reduce the backlog of untested kits by creating a commission of local and state agencies to review funding needs and communications.
The new law is intended to supplement and strengthen the Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act, a law approved in 2015 that mandates a more comprehensive process for evidence testing in cases involving sexual assault.