HARRISBURG – Some PA Democrat lawmakers are pushing for the need to establish a statewide rape kit tracking system. Sen. Katie Muth of Berks, Chester, & Montgomery Counties is prime sponsor of Senate Bill 860 which would create a tracking system to provide sexual assault survivors with access to timely information and status updates regarding evidence in their cases – such as where it is currently located, when it was submitted, and who to contact for help and more information. A companion bill, House Bill 1848, has been introduced in the PA House. The bills would also develop an advisory committee made up of State Police, the PA Department of Health, the Office of Attorney General, and other stakeholders to come up with best practices for creating and maintaining the tracking system. Both Senate Bill 860 and House Bill 1848 are currently in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.