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File #: R-16-143   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 12/19/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 3/6/2017
Enactment date: 3/17/2017 Enactment #: R-2017-022
Title: Resolution To Provide Justice To Victims Of Sexual Assault By Establishing Timeframes And Practices For Processing Sexual Assault Evidence Kits By The Albuquerque Police Department (Davis)
Attachments: 1. R-143.pdf, 2. R-143Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
3/17/2017 City Clerk Published  Action details
3/17/2017 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
3/13/2017 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
3/6/2017 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
3/6/2017 City Council AmendedPass Action details
2/22/2017 City Council PostponedPass Action details
2/6/2017 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Amended  Action details
1/23/2017 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as AmendedPass Action details
1/23/2017 Finance & Government Operations Committee AmendedPass Action details
12/19/2016 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
12/19/2016 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-16-143 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Patrick Davis


RESOLUTION
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Resolution To Provide Justice To Victims Of Sexual Assault By Establishing Timeframes And Practices For Processing Sexual Assault Evidence Kits By The Albuquerque Police Department (Davis)
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RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE JUSTICE TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT BY ESTABLISHING TIMEFRAMES AND PRACTICES FOR PROCESSING SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE KITS BY THE ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF
ALBUQUERQUE:
WHEREAS, according to a Special Audit of Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits in New Mexico by the Office of the State Auditor, "Sexual assault is a massive problem across the country and in New Mexico, where one in every four women and one in every 20 men experiences an attempted or completed sexual assault in their lifetime and 65% of sexual assault victims are minors"; and
WHEREAS, there are currently 3,948 Sexual Assault Evidence Kits (SAE Kits) that remain untested by the Albuquerque Police Department; and
WHEREAS, testing historically untested SAE Kits aids with investigations, enhances public safety by developing CODIS, honors the victims, and fosters public trust.
SECTION 1. The following is adopted and added to the Albuquerque Code of Resolutions at Section 3-11-6:
"(A) SHORT TITLE.
Section 3-11-6, shall be known as the "Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Testing Resolution".
(B) DEFINITIONS.
NON-REPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE KIT. For purpose of this resolution means a sexual assault evidence recovery kit, commonly known as a "rape kit," that is collected from a victim of sexual assault through a forensic medical examination where the victim elects, at the time of the examination, not to report the sexual assault offense to a law-enforcement agency.
SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE KIT. For purpose of this resolution means evid...

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