Governor Sisolak to Sign Bills That Help Strengthen Law Enforcement
Governor Sisolak is expected to sign two bills Thursday that will help improve law enforcement's ability to help victims of crime.
Governor Sisolak signed two bills Thursday that help improve law enforcement's ability to help victims of crime.
Senate Bill 9 fixes a current loophole by removing the statute of limitations to prosecute sexual assault when it happens during a homicide.
Assembly Bill 16 extends the time for officers to execute and return search warrants to obtain DNA samples from 10 days to six months
"Currently, law enforcement officers have 10 days to execute and return a search warrant to the courts. But what happens if the person officers are seeking is actively evading the police? Law enforcement officers must return to the court every 10 days to renew the warrant."Sisolak says.
This is especially useful in sexual assault cold cases.