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HB 533 — DNA Samples from Inmates

by Rep. Fabricio and others (SB 524 by Senator Ingoglia)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill requires that each inmate in the custody of the Department of Corrections who has not previously provided a DNA sample pursuant to s. 943.325, F.S., provide a DNA sample to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) by September 30, 2024. The FDLE is required to collect and process the samples pursuant to s. 943.325, F.S.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 115-0