It passed the Senate on April 21, 2009, on a 12-9 vote.
The Nevada Assembly passed the legislation 26–14 on May 15.
Laxalt told lawmakers he may have to ask for more funding in the future if tests lead to a spike in sex crime prosecutions.
They differ from marriage in failing to qualify as marriages for federal government purposes and in lacking a requirement that businesses and governments provide health benefits to the domestic partners of their employees if they do so for the spouses of their married employees. The Domestic Partnership Responsibilities Act fails to qualify domestic partnerships as marriages only for the purpose of requiring businesses and governments to provide the health benefits stated above because of that ruling.Wesley Duncan, an assistant attorney general heading the program, called the funding plan a good sign for sexual assault victims. who may have felt like they couldn't be prosecuted," Duncan said. Brian Sandoval signed a law this year extending to 20 years the statute of limitations for reporting sex assaults in Nevada.A DNA match can be crucial to prosecuting a sex assault case.Murga said Las Vegas police are also receiving a nearly million grant from the New York County District Attorney Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Program in conjunction with the Joyful Heart Foundation, an advocacy group associated with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star Mariska Hargitay.Another 0,000 for Las Vegas comes from a nearly million U. Department of Justice grant, Murga said, with the remaining Justice Department grant funds to be used by several agencies to develop policies and procedures for testing, provide resources for victims and complete investigations.Murga said Las Vegas arranged a volume deal with a lab in Virginia to test kits for less than 0 apiece.