Senate Bill 820
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Debbie Smith Act of 2019
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Passed Senate on May 16, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 14, 2019
Latest Action
May 31, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
820
Congress
116
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
Texas
Missouri
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
North Carolina
North Carolina
South Carolina
Washington
Passed
May 16, 2019
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2946-2948; text: CR S2947-2948)
Summary

Debbie Smith Act of 2019

This bill reauthorizes grants that support state and local efforts to process DNA evidence in rape kits.

Specifically, it reauthorizes through FY2024 the following:

  • grants under the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program;
  • grants to provide DNA training and education for law enforcement personnel, corrections personnel, and court officers; and
  • grants under the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Program.
Text (4)
Actions (11)
05/31/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
05/20/2019
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
05/20/2019
Received in the House.
05/20/2019
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/16/2019
Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2946-2948; text: CR S2947-2948)
05/16/2019
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2946-2948; text: CR S2947-2948)
05/09/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 80.
05/09/2019
Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Graham with amendments. Without written report.
05/02/2019
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
03/14/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
03/14/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 15, 2019 4:42:08 AM
Updated
Mar 8, 2021 12:26:14 PM