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HB 89 - Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges - Key Vote

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Arnold Simpson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (68-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires law enforcement to collect DNA from individuals arrested on felony charges, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires “authorized personnel” to collect a DNA sample from an individual who is arrested, indicted, or charged with a felony, whereas existing law requires a DNA sample to be collected from an individual convicted of a felony (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “authorized personnel” as an agent of state or local government who is properly trained in DNA sample collection (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the jailer or local correctional officer to submit the DNA sample to the Department of Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratory (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes a DNA sample to be collected at any point during a felony charge if a DNA sample was not previously collected or the previous DNA sample was lost, damaged, destroyed, contaminated, or otherwise unusable (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the individual to apply for removal and destruction of the DNA sample and record if the felony case resulted in an acquittal, dismissal, or conviction for only non-felony offenses (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits collected DNA samples from being used to identify any medical or genetic disorders (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Police to Collect DNA From Individuals Arrested on Felony Charges

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