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.
Legislation to expand DNA sampling of people convicted of certain crimes was approved by the Iowa Senate on Wednesday, although it sparked an passionate debate in which opponents contended civil liberties are being eroded in the fight against crime.
Two offenders serving life sentences for murder based on “highly circumstantial evidence” should have access to evidence to conduct DNA testing that wasn’t available at the time of their trial, the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.
(CBS/AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. – A bill named in honor of murdered teen Brianna Denison that calls for people arrested on felony charges to provide a DNA sample for a database to check for links to other possible crimes, was unanimously approved Monday by the Nevada Senate.
DENVER (AP) – An expansion of DNA collection for some misdemeanor convictions has passed the Colorado House.
The bill received final approval Tuesday on a 43-21 vote and will now be considered by the Senate.
WASHINGTON, DC — Judicial Watch announced today a decision by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona dismissing a lawsuit by Phoenix police officers Daniel Bill, Bryan Hanania, and Michael Malpass, who were forced to give DNA samples in the “Death Unknown” case of slain police officer Sean Drenth.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state Senate on Thursday unanimously approved the Michael Morton Act, a measure named in honor of a Texan who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit and designed to prevent future wrongful convictions.
Texas-A DNA-testing bill seeking to prevent wrongful convictions, restore faith in the state’s justice system and prevent costly delays to state executions passed the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Tuesday in a unanimous vote.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County grand jury Wednesday — for the first time ever — indicted the DNA profile of an unidentified serial rapist, rather than a named individual.
Before Senate Bill 213, people convicted of violent or sexual crimes in other states were required to register in Montana upon moving here. However, a DNA sample was not required.
MADISON, Wisconsin — A Wisconsin appeals court says prosecutors legally charged an unknown suspect using only DNA markers rather than a full profile.