A bipartisan bill in the state Senate would speed up the testing of rape kits.
It proposes a set of deadlines for law enforcement agencies to pick up rape kits from medical facilities and have them tested at crime labs. The time limit from pickup to completion of the lab analysis would be four months.
The bill is in response to the discovery in 2009 of about 11,000 untested rape kits in a Detroit police storage unit. The kits went back 25 years.
Kym Worthy, the Wayne County prosecutor, collaborated on the bill.