Congressman Scott Tipton has signed on as co-sponsor of a new federal version of Katie’s Law that was introduced this week in the House. This measure will authorize the Attorney General to award grants for states to implement minimum and enhanced DNA collection processes. Tipton initially introduced Katie’s Law in Colorado when he was a state legislator and it was signed into state law. Katie’s Law is named after Katie Sepich who was raped and murdered in Las Cruces,NM. Her killer was eventually arrested but not until 3 years after her death when he was convicted of a felony in another case and his DNA was collected which linked him to Katie’s murder.