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CS/HB 1021 — DNA Database

by Criminal Justice Subcommittee and Rep. Latvala and others (CS/SB 920 by Criminal Justice Committee and Senator Pizzo)

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 amends the Legislative Intent found in s. 943.325(1)(b), F.S., of the DNA Database statute. The bill adds language making it possible to use the match between casework evidence DNA samples from a criminal investigation and DNA samples from a state or federal DNA database to find probable cause to obtain a warrant for an offender’s arrest.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 114-0