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The agency responsible for taking care of the state’s thousands of untested rape kits says the DNA evidence testing in its labs is going well so far.

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Governor Rick Scott has signed a number of measures into law, including one aimed at helping address Florida’s backlog of untested rape kits. It’s a major priority for Attorney General Pam Bondi.

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A bill aimed at helping to address the state’s rape kits backlog is now heading to the Governor, after passing the Florida Legislature unanimously.

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Florida lawmakers are close to deciding on the state’s criminal justice budget. A large portion deals with the state’s prison agency.

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A bill to help address Florida’s untested rape kits backlog has passed the full Florida Senate.

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Bills creating statewide standards to help in the processing of Florida’s thousands of untested rape kits as well as future kits are now heading to the floors of the House and Senate, after passing their last committees Thursday.

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A measure to help Florida get rid of its backlog of thousands of untested rape kits passed its first Senate panel Monday.

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A claims bill to further compensate a young special needs rape victim has passed its first Senate committee. But, not without some controversy.

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To outsource or not to outsource…That’s the question facing Florida lawmakers this year, as they mull over whether the Florida Department of Law Enforcement should use outside help to take care of the state’s backlog of untested rape kits.

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There are more than 13,000 untested rape kits in Florida. That’s according to a $300,000 assessment surveying law enforcement crime labs, announced Monday. Getting those bits of DNA tested has been a major focus for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is thanking Governor Rick Scott for pledging millions of dollars to help process thousands of untested rape kits.

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement should test all of the state’s thousands of untested rape kits that are backlogged. That’s according to the head of a Senate budget panel who no longer wants the state to outsource that job.

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A Florida lawmaker has filed a measure aimed at speeding up the processing of DNA evidence collected in sexual assault investigations. That’s after a recent call by Attorney General Pam Bondi to get more funding for crime labs all across the state to test thousands of untested rape kits.

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According to recent national reports, there are thousands of untested rape kits around the U.S.—leading to a backlog of unsolved cases. The Florida Legislature is now considering putting thousands of dollars into a statewide rape kit assessment.

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Two bills aimed at protecting victims of sex-related crimes are now headed to Governor Rick Scott.

Florida Channel

A bill extending the statute of limitations for a rape victim to report the crime passed its first House panel Tuesday. Rep. Rene Plasencia (R-Orlando) is the bill’s sponsor.

“This bill simply raises our statutes of limitations for all sexual offenses for ages 16 and over from four years to 10 years,” said the Freshman lawmaker, speaking to a House panel Tuesday.

A sign reading "Rape is the most common violent crim on American college campuses today"
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Sexual violence on college campuses is an issue that has been simmering in the public consciousness for a long time.   But after national criticism of the Jameis Winston investigation, the issue has reached a full boil in Tallahassee. 

Ads Warn Of 'Rape Problem' At Florida State University

May 7, 2014
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Advertisements warning of a so-called “rape problem” at Florida State University are popping up online when prospective students search for information about the school. The group behind the campaign says the goal is pressuring colleges to adopt White House rape prevention guidelines.