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  • Senate Bill 1818
    • Status: Signed into law by the Governor
    • Public Law: Chapter 822, Statutes of 2000

Key Provisions

  • REQUIRES the Department of Justice to develop a DNA data bank to include profiles from the remains of unidentified deceased persons, to be compared against DNA profiles from samples voluntarily provided by the parents or other relatives of high-risk missing persons
  • DEFINES a high-risk missing person as a person missing as a result of stranger abduction, missing under suspicious circumstances, or who is believed to be in danger or dead
  • REQUIRES the data bank to be kept separate from the DOJ’s criminal offender DNA data bank

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