Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Preliminary Draft of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Reform Act

The office of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has released the preliminary draft Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Reform Act (CJFSRA) (full text).

From Senator Leahy's office

Senator Leahy plans to introduce forensic science reform legislation early next year.  Please find attached a PDF of draft forensic science reform legislation.  We suspect that there will be minor modifications to this draft prior to introduction, but the core of the bill will likely remain the same.  We do want to make clear, though, that this will be an ongoing and collaborative process, and there will be significant additional opportunities for discussion and improvement after the bill is introduced.