Colorado Senate gives initial backing to DNA sampling |

Colorado Senate gives initial backing to DNA sampling

DENVER Colorado ” Anyone arrested for a felony would have to submit a DNA sample under a bill pending before the Colorado Senate.

The Senate gave initial backing to the proposal Friday. It faces another vote before it can move on to the House.

Currently only people who are convicted of crimes are required to submit DNA.

Under the bill, people who are arrested, tested but never prosecuted can ask for their DNA records to be removed from a database.

Democratic Sen. Morgan Carroll said collecting samples from innocent people violated the Constitution.

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The measure is named Katie’s Law after 22-year-old Katie Sepich who was raped and murdered in New Mexico in 2003.

Her killer was captured using DNA. Fifteen states have passed such laws since her death.

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