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SB 241: DNA Testing Felony Arrestees

Criminal Legal Reform | Privacy & Technology
Bill Number: SB 241
Year: 2009
ACLU Position: Active Oppose
Sponsors: Sen. Morse; Rep. King


Requires each adult arrested for or charged with a felony to submit to a DNA test. Requires the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to file and maintain the results of such DNA testing in a database and to furnish the results to a law enforcement agency upon request. Permits the arrestee to petition the CBI to remove the resulting DNA profile from the database if:

  • The person is not charged with a felony;
  • The felony charges are dismissed; or
  • The person is found not guilty of the felony charge.

Read the bill here.

Current Status:

05/21/2009 Signed by Governor

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