A. On or before August 30 of each year, each law enforcement agency shall report to the department of public safety on a form prescribed by the department of public safety:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-1427

  • Crime: means a misdemeanor or a felony. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.

1. The number of sexual assault kits that the agency received.

2. The number of sexual assault kits that were submitted to a public accredited crime laboratory for analysis.

3. The number of sexual assault kits that were not submitted to a public accredited crime laboratory for analysis.

4. The reason or reasons for not submitting evidence from each sexual assault kit to a public accredited crime laboratory for analysis.

B. On or before August 30 of each year, each public accredited crime laboratory shall report to the department of public safety:

1. The number of sexual assault kits that the laboratory received.

2. The number of sexual assault kits that were not analyzed and the reason or reasons that the kits were not analyzed.

C. On or before December 1 of each year, the department of public safety shall report to the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives on the compilation of the reports that are received from each public accredited crime laboratory and each law enforcement agency pursuant to subsections A and B of this section. The report must include any reconciliation and recommendations for increased compliance if necessary. The department of public safety shall post the reports on the department’s website.

D. For the purposes of this section, "law enforcement agency" and "public accredited crime laboratory" have the same meanings prescribed in section 13-1426.