Justice for All Reauthorization Act
Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the bill would help state and local law enforcement agencies address the backlog in processing DNA evidence. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill on May 12 (see The Source, 5/13/16).
Rapid DNA Act
The Rapid DNA Act, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), would implement the use of instruments and procedures to fully automate DNA analysis to “solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, [and] to prevent DNA analysis backlogs.”
The Judiciary Committee also approved the bill on May 12.