HCS SCS SB 423 -- DNA PROFILING SYSTEM
SPONSOR: Bartle (Lipke)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Crime Prevention and Public Safety by a vote of 13 to 0.
This substitute exempts traffic violations cases from the $15
surcharge collected on misdemeanor cases and deposited into the
DNA Profiling Analysis Fund. The substitute also makes several
technical changes to the laws regarding the administration of the
DNA profiling system. The substitute clarifies that for those
offenders required to provide a DNA sample, the sample may be
taken upon the inmate's entering or before being released from a
reception and diagnostic center of the Department of Corrections,
a county detention facility, or any private detention facility
under contract with the state or a local governmental entity.
When an offender is in the custody of a private facility, the
sheriff's department of the county assigned to the offender is
responsible for the collection of the DNA sample.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2006, FY 2007, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that it was never the intention of
the legislature in passing the DNA profiling bill to require a
surcharge to be paid on traffic violations. The bill clarifies
that ambiguity in the statute and an ambiguity about who must
collect the DNA sample when the prisoner is housed in a
contracted facility. This issue was not addressed in the
Testifying for the bill were Senator Bartle; State Highway
Patrol; and Missouri Supreme Court.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Richard Smreker, Senior Legislative Analyst
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93rd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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