Texans to Help Mitigate Backlog of Sexual Assault Evidence Kits
WESLACO – Those who are applying for a driver's license in Texas can donate $1 or more to help provide sexual assault evidence kits.
A bill, passed in the recent Texas legislative session, calls for a box to be placed on the license application to assist cities and counties in testing evidence for sexual assault.
The money will fund testing by law enforcement to determine if a case is sexual assault.
A spokesperson for Texas legislator, Terry Canales, told CHANNEL 5 NEWS there is a backlog of untested kits.
The option will go into effect on January 1st, 2018.