State Senator Denise Harper Angel from Louisville sponsored a bill to address the backlog of untested rape kits in the state. Last year, lawmakers asked for an inventory of untested DNA samples from sexual assaults. The count showed that there 3,090 rape kits that are still untested.
Harper Angel sponsored the bill that ordered the count and her new bill will these kits to get tested. The bill will also require law enforcement to report the number of kits collected and test as well as to develop policies to prevent such a backlog in the future.
The bill has already passed a vote in the State Senate and now it moves to the House for a vote.