Illinois' House Passes Amendment for DNA Database
Filed under Testing on 4/8/2011 by Author: .

On April 8, 2011, Attorney General Lisa Madigan applauded the House for passing House Bill 3238, by a vote of 99-9-2 and the legislation now moves on to the Senate. HB 3238 requires all registered sex offenders to provide a DNA specimen and calls for collecting DNA from people arrested for the most serious violent crimes: first degree murder, home invasion and predatory criminal sexual assault.  Collection would be permitted after the suspect is indicted or after a court finding of probable cause.
In addition, the legislation would authorize the Illinois State Police to expunge a DNA profile upon court order. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Susana Mendoza (D-Chicago) who worked closely with Madigan's office.
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