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House Passes Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act

On April 7, the House passed, by voice vote, the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4323). The House Judiciary Committee approved the legislation on April 2 (see The Source, 4/4/14).

The measure would reauthorize grant programs for states to collect and analyze DNA evidence in sexual assault cases and provide training for law enforcement, medical professionals, forensic scientists, and others.