2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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SB 658 Physical Evidence Recovery Kit Processing

Item 401 #1s

Item 401 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Public Safety
Forensic Science, Department of FY2015 $262,500 FY2016 $350,000 GF

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(This amendment provides $262,500 the first year and $350,000 the second year from the general fund to fill three vacant scientist positions to address critical backlogs at the state forensic laboratories. It is the intent of the General Assembly that one of these positions be dedicated to processing physical evidence recovery kits, to reduce the backlog of unprocessed kits to allow sexual assault cases to be processed more quickly and to fulfill the requirements of Senate Bill 658. )