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Bill Would Require DNA Test Upon Arrest

Everyone arrested on suspicion of a serious crime in Wisconsin would be required to give a DNA sample under a bill introduced earlier this month.

Wisconsin Senate Bill 336 requires law enforcement agencies to collect a biological specimen for DNA analysis from every adult who is arrested for a felony and every juvenile who is taken into custody for certain sexual assault offenses that would be felonies if committed by an adult. The bill further requires the crime laboratories to analyze the specimens and include information obtained from the analyses in the DNA data bank.

There have been several news stories about this bill. For a sampling, see Google News.