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SB16-075: DNA Collection Misdemeanor Vulnerable Persons

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB16-075
Year: 2016
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: D. Pabon / P. Lawrence / M. Johnston / J. Cooke


Under current law, an offender convicted of a misdemeanor
involving unlawful sexual conduct must provide a DNA sample for
inclusion in the Colorado bureau of investigation’s DNA database. The
bill would require collection of a DNA sample from a person convicted
of any of the following misdemeanors:
• Third degree assault;
• Menacing;
• Reckless endangerment;
• Theft;
• Criminal mischief;
• Child abuse;
• Violation of a protection order;
• Solicitation of a prostitute; and
• Harassment.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (03/29/2016)

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