Daily Archives: March 24, 2016

Rape kit testing bill signed into law

sexual assault kitsBOISE — The Gem State’s first legislation regarding rape kit testing was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Butch Otter.
House Bill 528, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, will mandate all law enforcement agencies track the number of sexual assault evidence kits collected and report the number of kits that go untested. The bill does not mandate all kits be tested.

Enhance Your Expertise in Forensic DNA at the 2016 International Symposium on Human Identification

ISHI 2016 BannerMADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Forensic professionals interested in learning about the latest developments in forensic DNA tools, techniques and processes are invited to join scientists, law enforcement professionals and forensic experts at the 27th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), September 26-29, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.