January Session, 2011
LCO No. 7900
REP. HEWETT, 39th Dist.
REP. FOX, 146th Dist.
REP. HETHERINGTON, 125th Dist.
REP. O'NEILL, 69th Dist.
REP. CAFERO, 142nd Dist.
REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.
REP. MORRIS, 140th Dist.
REP. BUTLER, 72nd Dist.
REP. CLEMONS, 124th Dist.
REP. KIRKLEY-BEY, 5th Dist.
SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.
SEN. KISSEL, 7th Dist.
SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.
"AN ACT REQUIRING DNA TESTING OF PERSONS ARRESTED FOR THE COMMISSION OF A SERIOUS FELONY. "
Strike lines 3 to 8, inclusive, and insert the following in lieu thereof:
"(a) Whenever any person is arrested on or after the effective date of this section for the commission of a serious felony and, prior to such arrest, has been convicted of a felony but has not submitted to the taking of a blood or other biological sample for DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) analysis pursuant to this section, the law enforcement agency that arrested such person shall, as available resources allow, require such person to submit to the taking of a blood or other biological sample for DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) analysis to determine identification characteristics specific to the person. If the law enforcement agency requires such person to submit to the taking of such blood or other biological sample, such person shall submit to the taking of such sample prior to release from custody and at such time and place as the agency may specify. For"
In line 82, after "Safety" insert ", except that the division shall analyze samples taken pursuant to subsection (a) of this section only as available resources allow"
In line 86, after "102j" insert ", as amended by this act"
After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:
"Sec. 501. Subsection (a) of section 54-102j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):
(a) It shall be the duty of the Division of Scientific Services within the Department of Public Safety to receive blood or other biological samples and to analyze, classify and file the results of DNA identification characteristics profiles of blood or other biological samples submitted pursuant to section 54-102g, as amended by this act, and to make such information available as provided in this section, except that the division shall analyze samples taken pursuant to subsection (a) of section 54-102g, as amended by this act, only as available resources allow. The results of an analysis and comparison of the identification characteristics from two or more blood or other biological samples shall be made available directly to federal, state and local law enforcement officers upon request made in furtherance of an official investigation of any criminal offense. A request may be made by personal contact, mail or electronic means. The name of the person making the request and the purpose for which the information is requested shall be maintained on file with the division. "