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Sexual assault legislation empowers victims

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Eleven million dollars may soon be used to help test the nearly 20,000 back-logged rape kits in Texas.

This comes after the Senate approved a bill Thursday that would give victims the right to track physical evidence as it goes through the testing process.

State Senator Wendy Davis told us she has also been working with the Hospital Association to make sure all Texas hospitals have members who are properly trained to help sexual assault victims.

She says all too often, women are turned away because hospitals don't have the proper training or equipment to help.

Colleen Nelson, NewsChannel 10.