SB0637 (CH0570)

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Evidence - Admissibility of DNA Profile - Definition and Validation of DNA Profile

Sponsored by:

Senator Cassilly


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 570

Synopsis:Altering the definition of "DNA profile" for purposes of provisions of law concerning the admissibility of a DNA profile in a criminal proceeding; providing that a DNA profile is admissible for specified purposes if accompanied by a specified statement that analysis of genetic loci has been validated according to specified quality assurance standards of the Technical Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (TWGDAM) or of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and applying the Act prospectively.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senator Cassilly
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0641
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Evidence
Federal Government
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

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