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HB 289/LM/CI (BR 1277) - R. Meeks, D. Owens, D. Butler, M. Dossett, J. Glenn, J. Higdon, C. Hoffman, C. Miller, D. Osborne, S. Riggs, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to the collection of DNA.
     Amend KRS 17.170 to require the collection of DNA from any person, including any juvenile, who is convicted on or after the effective date of any felony offense, or who is in the custody of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, or a local or county jail on the effective date for conviction of a felony offense, or who is on probation, parole, conditional discharge, conditional release, or diversion for a felony offense that occurred prior to the effective date; repeal KRS 17.171, 17.172, 17.173, and 17.174.


     HCS/LM/CI - Retain collection of DNA samples from all convicted felons and all juveniles adjudicated guilty of felony offenses; add registered sex offenders as persons from whom DNA samples are to be obtained; add collection of blood for DNA samples, permit authorized state, city, and county personnel who have been trained to draw blood for DNA samples; in addition to those named in statute to draw blood for DNA samples; specify that drawing DNA samples for purposes of the Act is not the practice of medicine; require registered sex offender who has not given a DNA sample to do so at the probation and parole office when the sex offender registers to have photograph updated; specify legal uses of DNA database; require Kentucky State Police forensic laboratory to supply collection materials and shipping materials; provide that person required to give DNA evidence who does not do so is guilty of Class A misdemeanor.

     HFA (1, R. Meeks) - Amend to delete agents of local or county governments as being authorized agents for sample collection.

     HFA (2, R. Meeks) - Amend to delete agents of local or county governments as being authorized agents for sample collection.

     SFA (1, R. Stivers II) - Amend to provide that DNA samples be required of all persons convicted of felonies and for juvenile offenders that are 13 years of age or older and adjudicated delinquent in a juvenile court action for specified offenses.

     Jan 14-introduced in House
     Jan 15-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 12, 2008
     Mar 12-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 13-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Mar 14-received in Senate
     Mar 18-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 27-recommitted to Judiciary (S)
     Apr 2-reported favorably, to Rules

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