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Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status
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Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Senate Bill 304, known as the “Compassionate Care for Victims of Sexual Assault Act,” required that law enforcement agencies that gather sexual assault nurse examiner kits submit the evidence to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation “within 30 days of it being collected.”