On Thursday, July 12th, a historic piece of legislation was introduced to address the scientific needs identified by the 2009 National Academy of Sciences report, Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward. The Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2012 was introduced as S. 3378 in the Senate Commerce Committee by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and as HR 6106 by Congresspersons Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Donna Edwards (D-MD), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL).
The Senate Commerce Committee is currently accepting feedback on the bill. You can find
the text of the bill here
and a list of the Members of the Senate Commerce Committee below.
|John D. Rockefeller IV||West Virginia|
|John F. Kerry||Massachusetts|
|Frank R. Lautenberg||New Jersey|
|Daniel K. Inouye||Hawaii|
|Tom Udall||New Mexico|
|Jim DeMint||South Carolina|
|Olympia J. Snowe||Maine|
|John Thune||South Dakota|
|Kay Bailey Hutchison||Texas|
|Kelly Ayotte||New Hampshire|
|Frank R. Boozman||Alaska|