CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Seconds after the Assembly narrowly approved a bill Monday requiring DNA to be collected upon booking for a felony arrest, Bridgette Zunino-Denison’s phone buzzed.
It was a text from Jayann Sepich, the mother of Katie Sepich who is the namesake of the federal version of the same law.
“Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!” it read.
MADISON, Wis. —Wisconsin lawmakers are set this week to consider Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to take DNA from anyone arrested for a felony and anyone convicted of any crime.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Convicted criminals who maintain their innocence would have a way to seek DNA testing to help prove their cases under a bill that is nearing final passage in the Legislature and would eliminate Oklahoma’s dubious distinction as the only state in the nation without such a program.
DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad signed a pair of bills into law Wednesday that he said will use modern technology to make Iowa safer and state government more efficient.
Experts say some of the most appalling murders in Welsh history may not have been solved had new DNA laws been in place at the time
Brianna’s Law, or the DNA sampling of those arrested for felonies, met stiff opposition and demands for changes in the bill during its first hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee Thursday at the Nevada Legislature.
After sailing through the senate with a unanimous vote of approval,SB243 was posed with strong questions about the destruction of the DNA samples for those who are eventually freed or plead to a less charge.
Hatch has offered an amendment that would require most undocumented immigrants to submit a DNA sample along with other data when applying for legal status through
DENVER — A proposal to expand DNA collection for some misdemeanor convictions in Colorado failed during the last days of the session because one of the sponsors couldn’t get enough support for the measure.
A crucial forensic tool used to solve cold case crimes will soon be lost following the Government’s decision to destroy six million DNA samples.
Rhode Island legislators are working to pass Katie’s law, legislation designed to protect victims of violent crime and assist law enforcement officials in identifying violent criminals through the use of DNA testing. Based on laws already passed in twenty-five states, the proposed Rhode Island law supports the establishment of a state DNA database and the mandatory collection of DNA “arrestee” sampling for individuals arrested for felonies and violent crimes.