[USC02] 34 USC 40728: Establishment of best practices for evidence retention
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34 USC 40728: Establishment of best practices for evidence retention Text contains those laws in effect on July 11, 2020
From Title 34-CRIME CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENTSubtitle IV-Criminal Records and InformationCHAPTER 407-DNA IDENTIFICATIONSUBCHAPTER II-TRAINING, TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH, AND EXPANDED USE

§40728. Establishment of best practices for evidence retention

(a) In general

The Director of the National Institute of Justice, in consultation with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and government laboratories, shall-

(1) establish best practices for evidence retention to focus on the preservation of forensic evidence; and

(2) assist State, local, and tribal governments in adopting and implementing the best practices established under paragraph (1).

(b) Deadline

Not later than 1 year after December 16, 2016, the Director of the National Institute of Justice shall publish the best practices established under subsection (a)(1).

(c) Limitation

Nothing in this section shall be construed to require or obligate compliance with the best practices established under subsection (a)(1).

(Pub. L. 108–405, title IV, §414, as added Pub. L. 114–324, §13(a), Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1958 .)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 14136f of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.