Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

DNA for felony arrestees. Requires every person arrested for a felony after December 31, 2017, to submit a DNA sample, and specifies that the sample may be obtained only by buccal swab. Provides that the DNA sample may not be shipped for DNA identification unless the arrestee was arrested pursuant to a felony arrest warrant or a court has found probable cause for the felony arrest. Provides for removal of a DNA sample from the data base if: (1) the person is acquitted of all felony charges or the charges are converted to misdemeanors; (2) all felony charges against the DNA for felony arrestees. Requires every person arrested for a felony after December 31, 2017, to submit a DNA sample, and specifies that the sample may be obtained only by buccal swab. Provides that the DNA sample may not be shipped for DNA identification unless the arrestee was arrested pursuant to a felony arrest warrant or a court has found probable cause for the felony arrest. Provides for removal of a DNA sample from the data base if: (1) the person is acquitted of all felony charges or the charges are converted to misdemeanors; (2) all felony charges against the person are dismissed; or (3) no felony charges are filed against the person within 365 days. Requires the officer who obtains a DNA sample from a person to inform the person of the right to DNA removal and to provide the person with instructions and a form that may be used for DNA removal. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally disseminates, receives, or otherwise uses information in the DNA data base for a purpose other than authorized by law commits a Level 6 felony. Increases the DNA sample processing fee from $2 to $3. Amends distribution percentages to hold harmless all funds and to provide an additional amount to the DNA processing fund. Specifies that the discovery of DNA evidence tending to show previously unknown crimes committed by a person on bail may lead to revocation of bail or an increase in the amount of bail. ... View more