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Bill aimed at reducing backlog in processing rape kits passes Ohio Senate

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Before the Ohio state legislature broke for summer break it passed Senate Bill 316.

The bill authored by State Senator Capri Cafaro is aimed at reducing the backlog in processing sexual assault rape kits from local law enforcement agencies.

Senator Cafaro was on WFMJ Weekend Today's Press Pass on Sunday to discuss the bill. "We got bipartisan support. The entire Senate co-sponsored it. It would provide one year from the enactment of the bill to clear that rape kit backlog, have local law enforcement submit down to BCI so it would be entered into the DNA database known as CODIS," Cafaro said.

The bill now goes on to the Ohio house.


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