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SB 243 - Requires DNA Samples for Felonies - Nevada Key Vote

Marilyn Kirkpatrick voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires DNA Samples for Felonies

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (29-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires DNA Samples for Felonies

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a law enforcement agency to take DNA samples from individuals charged with felonies.

Highlights:
  • Requires the arresting law enforcement agency to obtain a biological sample through a cheek swab from any individual arrested for a felony (Sec. 13).
  • Requires the arresting law enforcement agency to submit the biological sample to the appropriate forensic laboratory for genetic marker analysis to create a DNA profile, which will be submitted to the State DNA Database and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) (Sec. 13).
  • Requires the arresting law enforcement agency to destroy a biological sample if a court determines that there was no probable cause for the arrest (Sec. 13).
  • Authorizes an individual whose biological sample and DNA profile is submitted to the State DNA database and CODIS to make a written request to have the biological specimen and DNA profile destroyed within 6 weeks for the following reasons (Sec. 13):
    • The conviction for which the biological sample and DNA profile was obtained has been reversed or dismissed;
    • The arrest for which the biological sample and DNA profile was obtained has not resulted in any additional criminal charge for a felony within 3 years after the date of the arrest
    • The arrest for which the biological sample and DNA profile was obtained resulted in a felony charge that has been resolved by the following actions: 
      • A dismissal; 
      • A successful completion of a pre-prosecution diversion program; 
      • A plea of guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere; or
      • A charge other than a felony. 
  • Requires a judge of the municipal or district court to include a $3 administrative fee for obtaining a biological sample and DNA profile in a sentence for an individual who is found guilty of or pleads guilty or no contest to a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony (Sec. 15). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires DNA Samples for Felonies

Sponsors

  • Pat T. Hickey (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Smith (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
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