2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 46 - Justice System Improvement (Sections 3701 - 3797ee-1)
Subchapter XII-H - Grants to Combat Violent Crimes Against Women (Sections 3796gg - 3796gg-11)
Sec. 3796gg-8 - Polygraph testing prohibition

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sec. 3796gg-8 - Polygraph testing prohibition
Containssection 3796gg-8
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
Source CreditPub. L. 90-351, title I, §2013, as added Pub. L. 109-162, title I, §101(g), Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 2975.
Statutes at Large Reference119 Stat. 2975
Public and Private LawPublic Law 90-351, Public Law 109-162

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42 U.S.C. § 3796gg-8 (2014)

§3796gg–8. Polygraph testing prohibition

(a) In general

In order to be eligible for grants under this subchapter, a State, Indian tribal government, territorial government, or unit of local government shall certify that, not later than 3 years after January 5, 2006, their laws, policies, or practices will ensure that no law enforcement officer, prosecuting officer or other government official shall ask or require an adult, youth, or child victim of an alleged sex offense as defined under Federal, tribal, State, territorial, or local law to submit to a polygraph examination or other truth telling device as a condition for proceeding with the investigation of such an offense.

(b) Prosecution

The refusal of a victim to submit to an examination described in subsection (a) of this section shall not prevent the investigation, charging, or prosecution of the offense.

(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, §2013, as added Pub. L. 109–162, title I, §101(g), Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 2975.)


Section not effective until the beginning of fiscal year 2007, see section 4 of Pub. L. 109–162, set out as an Effective Date of 2006 Amendment note under section 3793 of this title.

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