A N A C T
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- DNA RECORDS
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. The title of Chapter 12-1.5 entitled "DNA Detection of Sexual and Violent Offenders" is hereby amended to read as follows:
DNA DETECTION OF SEXUAL AND VIOLENT OFFENDERS
DNA DETECTION OF FELONY OFFENDERS
SECTION 2. Sections 12-1.5-1 and 12-1.5-7 of the General Laws in Chapter 12-1.5 entitled "DNA Detection Of Sexual And Violent Offenders" are hereby amended to read as follows:
12-1.5-1. Policy -- The general assembly finds and declares that DNA databanks and DNA databases are important tools in criminal investigations, in the exclusion of individuals who are the subject of criminal investigations or prosecutions, and in deterring and detecting recidivism. Many states have enacted laws requiring persons convicted of sexual and violent offenses to provide genetic samples for DNA profiling. Moreover, it is the policy of this state to assist federal, state, and local criminal justice and law enforcement agencies in the identification and detection of individuals in criminal investigations. It is in the best interest of the state to establish a DNA databank and a DNA database containing DNA samples and DNA records of individuals convicted of
certain sexual and violent offenses, a crime of violence as defined in section 11-47-2, and missing persons.
12-1.5-7. Scope and applicability -- For law enforcement purposes, this chapter is applicable to adult persons convicted or sentenced to a period of probation for any of the following offenses: sections 11-37-2, 11-37-4, 11-37-8, 11-37-8.1, 11-37-8.3, 11-23-1, and 11-23-3 and for any crime of violence as defined in section 11-47-2 for offenses committed after July 1, 2001.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon receipt by the state of funding from the federal government.