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Texas Senate advances bill to crowdfund rape kit testing

Published on May 17, 2017 under CommunityImpact

The Texas Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would crowdfund money from Texans to deal with a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits, moving the proposal closer to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. House Bill 1729, filed by Rep. Victoria Neave, a freshman Democrat from Dallas, would give those applying or renewing their driver’s license an option to donate $1 or more toward rape kit testing. The Senate passed the measure in a 29-1 vote, with Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, in opposition. The bill already sailed though the House, and that chamber must weigh a minor clerical amendment added by the […]

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