New Jersey's 7th Legislative District

Senator Diane Allen

Senator Diane Allen

Allen Bill Prohibiting Billing of Victims for Rape Kit Exams Clears Committee

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington/Camden) preventing rape victims from being billed for forensic evidence collection related to their assault has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“My bill closes a loophole in federal law that could result in a rape or sexual assault victim receiving a bill for their own rape kit,” said Senator Allen. “In no other crime do victims see an invoice for services related to evidence collection by law enforcement, and sexual assault should be no different. This type of crime is the most traumatic event any woman could ever live through. It is cruel of anyone to send a bill for the exam needed to catch the attacker, and this legislation prevents that from ever happening in New Jersey again.”

Senator Allen’s bill, S-972, is now referred to the full Senate for consideration.

Please Share:

Similar Posts on SenateNJ.com

Leave a Comment:

Comment Rules: Please remain civil, stay on topic, and refrain from using foul or abusive language. Posts that violate those rules may be hidden or deleted, and repeated violators may be blocked.

District 7 Guide

Diane Allen

Diane's Bio & Public Service

Constituent Services

Diane Can Help You!

Contact Diane

Diane Wants to Hear from You!

Directions

Getting to Diane's Office

District 7

About the Legislative District

Email Updates

Sign Up for Diane's Newsletter

Facebook

Follow Diane's Page

Internships

Students - Get Involved

Legislative Activity

Committees, Bills & Votes

Twitter

Tweet @dianeallennj

Diane's Recent Posts

- Proudly Serving Parts of Burlington County -