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DNA Samples May Be Collected Next Year

Posted: Sunday, July 7th, 2013 at 6:23 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The Iowa Department of Public Safety is reminding citizens and authorities that House File 527 will go into effect next year. House File 527 allows provisions for DNA samples to be collected from individuals convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor. While the new fiscal year began on July 1st and many new laws were passed during the recent legislative session, this measure will go into effect on July 1st, 2014.

The State Criminalistics Laboratory of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation will be reaching out to law enforcement agencies over the next 12 months, to ensure they are fully informed of the new law and its provisions.