Senate approves bill requiring electronic tracking system for rape kits

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The state Senate today approved a bill requiring an electronic tracking system for rape kits.

The legislation says that victims must have access to information about when the kit was tested and whether it matched a DNA profile.

In a statement, Gov. Dannel Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and first lady Cathy Malloy applauded the Senate’s 36-0 vote.

The legislation now heads to the House.

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