Delegate Moore is a proponent of criminal justice reform and wants to ensure the system is working for the victims of violent crime in our community. Last session, Moore championed two bills that were signed into law and created as well as funded the State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund. HB 2980 directly addresses the back log of state police DNA evidence, including rape kits, that have not been processed for crimes that are many times violent in nature. This law strives to give our State Police the necessary resources to process cases and give our citizens the closure and justice they deserve.
Riley’s second bill signed into law, HB 4347, funds the State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund by allowing individuals applying for the issuance or renewal of a driver’s license to voluntarily contribute to the Fund.
The State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund has been successful thus far. Since Moore’s bills were signed into law the state police’s DNA backlog has decreased for hundreds of cases and is on course be resolved.