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HB 1251 - Requires DNA Samples for Misdemeanors - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (43-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires DNA Samples for Misdemeanors

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a DNA sample from an individual convicted of a misdemeanor.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual convicted of a Class 1 misdemeanor on or after July 1, 2013 to submit and pay for the collection and chemical testing of a sample of his or her own DNA (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual to submit a written request to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for expungement of the DNA sample if his or her misdemeanor conviction is overturned on a post-conviction appeal (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to send notification stating either that the Bureau destroyed the DNA sample test results or why the results have not been destroyed following a written request for expungement (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits a DNA sample from being admitted as evidence against an individual in a criminal prosecution and used as a basis to identify an individual if the DNA sample was supposed to be expunged or obtained after the required date of expungement (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires DNA Samples for Misdemeanors

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