|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
DNA sample after arrest; certain misdemeanors.
Adds indecent exposure and obscene sexual display to the list of crimes for which a DNA sample must be taken upon arrest for commission or attempted commission of such crimes. The provisions of the bill apply only to persons convicted on or after July 1, 2020.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 19.2-310.2:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 19.2-310.2:1. Saliva or tissue sample required for DNA analysis after arrest for a violent felony.
Every person arrested for the commission or attempted
commission of a violent felony as defined in � 19.2-297.1 or a violation or
attempt to commit a violation of � 18.2-31, 18.2-89, 18.2-90, 18.2-91,
or 18.2-92, 18.2-387, or 18.2-387.1 shall
have a sample of his saliva or tissue taken for DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
analysis to determine identification characteristics specific to the person.
After a determination by a magistrate or a grand jury that probable cause
exists for the arrest, a sample shall be taken prior to the persons release
from custody. The analysis shall be performed by the Department of Forensic
Science or other entity designated by the Department. The identification
characteristics of the profile resulting from the DNA analysis shall be stored
and maintained by the Department in a DNA data bank and shall be made available
as provided in � 19.2-310.5.
The clerk of the court shall notify the Department of final disposition of the criminal proceedings. If the charge for which the sample was taken is dismissed or the defendant is acquitted at trial, the Department shall destroy the sample and all records thereof, provided there is no other pending qualifying warrant or capias for an arrest or felony conviction that would otherwise require that the sample remain in the data bank.
2. That the provisions of this act shall only apply to persons convicted on or after July 1, 2020.
|01/27/2020||House||House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)|
|01/26/2020||House||House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104133D|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice|