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Article - Public Safety




§2–513.

    (a)    (1)    (i)    On or before April 1, 2010, and on or before April 1 annually thereafter, the Department shall report to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly, on the status of the statewide DNA data base system as specified in subsection (b) of this section.

            (ii)    On or before January 31, 2010, and on or before January 31 annually thereafter, local law enforcement agencies shall report to the Department for the preceding calendar year with the information necessary for the Department to comply with the requirements of subsection (b) of this section.

        (2)    The annual report shall be posted on the Department website on or before April 1 of each year.

    (b)    The annual report shall include, for the preceding calendar year:

        (1)    total expenses incurred for the operation and management of the DNA data base and DNA testing program, specifying the actual and human resource costs of DNA collection and transport, DNA analyses, data base operation and oversight, and State laboratory personnel and maintenance;

        (2)    total funding provided by the State to each forensic crime laboratory in the preceding year;

        (3)    a statistical analysis of the racial demographics of individuals who have been charged with a crime of violence or burglary, or attempt to commit a crime of violence or burglary, as defined in § 2–501 of this subtitle;

        (4)    the number of DNA samples collected from individuals charged with a crime of violence or burglary, or attempt to commit a crime of violence or burglary, as defined in § 2–501 of this subtitle;

        (5)    the sufficiency of protocols and procedures adopted to prevent the unlawful testing of DNA and ensure the expungement of DNA as required under this subtitle; and

        (6)    a detailed analysis of the investigations aided by DNA profiles that includes:

            (i)    the number of matches;

            (ii)    the number of matches that resulted in investigation of the person identified;

            (iii)    the number of matches that resulted in formal charges;

            (iv)    the number of matches that resulted in convictions;

            (v)    the number of matches that resulted in exonerations;

            (vi)    the number of matches that resulted in convictions for persons not already incarcerated; and

            (vii)    the prior offenses for which a person has been convicted where a match occurred.