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PUBLIC LAW 102-527—OCT. 27, 1992 106 STAT. 3459 Public Law 102-527 102d Congress An Act To authorize the State Justice Institute to analyze and disseminate information regarding the admissibility and quality of testimony of witnesses with expertise relating to battered women, and to develop and disseminate training materials to increase the use of such experts to provide testimony in criminal trials of battered women, particularly in cases involving indigent women. Oct. 27, 1992 [H.R. 1252] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. Battered Womens SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. '^ff^^^^ ^^^ of 1992. This Act may be cited as the 'Mattered Women's Testimony 42 USC 10702 Act of 1992". note. SEC. 2. AUTHORTIY OF STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE. The State Justice Institute shall— (1) collect nationwide and analyze information regarding— (A) the admissibility and quality of expert testimony on the experiences of battered women offered as part of the defense in criminal cases under State law, and (B) sources of, and methods to obtain, funds to pay costs incurred to provide such testimony, particularly in cases involving indigent women defendants, (2) develop training materials to assist— (A) battered women, operators of domestic violence shelters, battered women's advocates, and attorneys to use such expert testimony in appropriate cases, particularly appropriate cases involving indigent women defendants, and (B) individuals with expertise in the experiences of battered women to develop skills appropriate to providing such expert testimony, and (3) disseminate such information and such training materials, and provide related technical assistance, to battered women, such operators, such advocates, such attorneys, and such individuals. SEC. 3. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS. For purposes of this Act— (1) subsections (d) and (e) of section 206 of the State Justice Institute Act of 1984, and (2) subsections (a) and (b) of section 207 of such Act, 42 USC 10702 note. 42 USC 10702 note.