2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jones J.C.
DNA Processing

Item 462 #1h

Item 462 #1h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $10,000,000 GF
FY2001 0.00 FY2002 70.00 FTE

Page 412, line 50, strike "$33,681,885" and insert "$43,681,885".
Page 414, after line 25, insert:
"D. Included in the amount for Law Enforcement Scientific Support Services is $10,000,000 the second year from the general fund and 70.00 FTE positions to fully fund the State Crime Laboratory so that all DNA evidence can be processed within three days of its collection."

(This amendment provides funding so that DNA evidence in criminal cases can be processed within three days of collection so that investigators have an enhanced ability to either exhonerate or indict a suspect with more confidence than is currently the case with a backlog of 90 days or more.)