2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:624 - Sexually-oriented criminal offense data; reporting

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:624 (2018)

§624. Sexually-oriented criminal offense data; reporting

            A.(1) By February fifteenth of each year, each criminal justice agency, including college and university campus police departments, shall report all of the following information for the prior calendar year to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice:

            (a) The number of sexually-oriented criminal offenses reported.

            (b) The status of each sexually-oriented criminal offense case reported.

            (c) The number of sexual assault collection kits submitted for analysis.

            (d) The number of reported sexual assault collection kits requiring analysis.

            (e) The number of reported sexual assault collection kits received.

            (f) The number of unreported sexual assault collection kits received.

            (g) The number of reported sexual assault collection kits that were untested due to judicial or investigative reasons.

            (2) Each criminal justice agency, including college and university campus police departments, shall also provide written notification if it does not have:

            (a) Any sexually-oriented criminal offenses reported.

            (b) Any reported sexual assault collection kits in its possession.

            (c) Any unreported sexual assault collection kits in its possession.

            B. By February fifteenth of each year, each crime laboratory shall report the number of sexual assault collection kits in their backlog for the prior calendar year to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice.

            C.(1) By March first of each year, the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice shall transmit the information required in Subsections A and B of this Section to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary B and the chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary.

            (2) The report shall also include the name and contact information of each criminal justice agency, including each college and university campus police department and each crime laboratory, that failed to submit the report required by Subsections A and B of this Section.

            D. As used in this Section:

            (1) "Criminal justice agency" means any government agency or subunit thereof, or private agency that, through statutory authorization or a legal formal agreement with a governmental unit or agency, has the power of investigation, arrest, detention, prosecution, adjudication, treatment, supervision, rehabilitation or release of persons suspected, charged, or convicted of a crime; or that collects, stores, processes, transmits, or disseminates criminal history records or crime information.

            (2) "Reported sexual assault collection kit" means a kit that contains a human biological specimen or specimens collected during a forensic medical examination from the victim of a sexually-oriented criminal offense who reported the crime to law enforcement.

            (3) "Sexual assault collection kit" means a kit that is designed to assist in the preservation of a human biological specimen or specimens collected during a forensic medical examination from the victim of a sexually-oriented criminal offense.

            (4) "Sexually-oriented criminal offense" includes any sexual assault offense as defined in R.S. 44:51 and any sexual abuse offense as defined in R.S. 14:403.

            (5) "Unreported sexual assault collection kit" means a kit that contains a human biological specimen or specimens collected during a forensic medical examination from the victim of a sexually-oriented criminal offense who declined to report the crime to law enforcement.

            Acts 2015, No. 276, §1, eff. June 29, 2015.

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