Engrossed House Bill (S)

DIGEST

DNA samples of felony arrestees. Requires every person arrested for a felony after June 30, 2017, to submit a DNA sample, and specifies that the sample may be obtained only by buccal swab. Provides that a DNA sample may be obtained from a person arrested without a warrant for a felony, but that the DNA sample may not be shipped for DNA identification until a court has found probable cause for the felony arrest. Provides for the expungement of a DNA sample taken from a person if the person is acquitted of all felony charges, all felony charges are dismissed, DNA samples of felony arrestees. Requires every person arrested for a felony after June 30, 2017, to submit a DNA sample, and specifies that the sample may be obtained only by buccal swab. Provides that a DNA sample may be obtained from a person arrested without a warrant for a felony, but that the DNA sample may not be shipped for DNA identification until a court has found probable cause for the felony arrest. Provides for the expungement of a DNA sample taken from a person if the person is acquitted of all felony charges, all felony charges are dismissed, the person's felony charges are reversed, or no charges have been filed after 30 days. Requires the officer who obtains a DNA sample from a person to inform the person of the right to DNA expungement. Increases the DNA sample processing fee from $2 to $4. Allocates $500,000 semiannually 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