2020 California Code
Penal Code - PEN
PART 1 - OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
TITLE 17 - RIGHTS OF VICTIMS AND WITNESSES OF CRIME
(a) Each law enforcement agency, medical facility, crime laboratory, and any other facility that receives, maintains, stores, or preserves sexual assault evidence kits shall conduct an audit of all untested sexual assault kits in their possession and shall, no later than July 1, 2019, submit a report to the Department of Justice containing the following information:
(1) The total number of untested sexual assault kits in their possession.
(2) For each kit, the following information:
(A) Whether or not the assault was reported to a law enforcement agency.
(B) For kits other than those described in subparagraph (C), the following data, as applicable:
(i) The date the kit was collected.
(ii) The date the kit was picked up by a law enforcement agency, for each law enforcement agency that has taken custody of the kit.
(iii) The date the kit was delivered to a crime laboratory.
(iv) The reason the kit has not been tested, if applicable.
(C) For kits where the victim has chosen not to pursue prosecution at the time of the audit, only the number of kits.
(b) The Department of Justice shall, by no later than July 1, 2020, prepare and submit a report to the Legislature summarizing the information received pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) The report required by subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(d) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on July 1, 2024.
(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 950, Sec. 1. (AB 3118) Effective January 1, 2019. Repealed as of July 1, 2024, by its own provisions.)