42 U.S. Code § 14013 - Report on battered women’s syndrome

(a) Report
Not less than 1 year after September 13, 1994, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall transmit to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, and the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the medical and psychological basis of “battered women’s syndrome” and on the extent to which evidence of the syndrome has been considered in criminal trials.
(b) Components
The report under subsection (a) of this section shall include—
(1) medical and psychological testimony on the validity of battered women’s syndrome as a psychological condition;
(2) a compilation of State, tribal, and Federal court cases in which evidence of battered women’s syndrome was offered in criminal trials; and
(3) an assessment by State, tribal, and Federal judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys of the effects that evidence of battered women’s syndrome may have in criminal trials.


(Pub. L. 103–322, title IV, § 40507,Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1949.)
Change of Name

Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives treated as referring to Committee on Commerce of House of Representatives by section 1(a) ofPub. L. 104–14, set out as a note preceding section 21 of Title 2, The Congress. Committee on Commerce of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives, and jurisdiction over matters relating to securities and exchanges and insurance generally transferred to Committee on Financial Services of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Jan. 3, 2001.
Committee on Labor and Human Resources of Senate changed to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of Senate by Senate Resolution No. 20, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 19, 1999.

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