Bill May Force California To Deal With Huge Backlog Of Rape Kits
KCBS Radio, Holly Quan
No one knows exactly how many untested rape kits are languishing across the state, but the number is in the thousands.
Now, a bill by San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu would require all of those untested kits to be counted up and reported by the end of next July. A companion bill, by Senator Connie Leyva of Chino, would require all new rape kits be submitted to a laboratory within 20 days of being collected, and processed within 120 days.