House Study Bill 524 (HSB 524) is a bill that will include the conviction of an aggravated misdemeanor as a crime that requires the defendant to submit a DNA sample for DNA profiling. Currently, those offenders who have committed a felony and an aggravated misdemeanor that is a sex crime are required to submit a sample.
An amendment, adopted by the subcommittee, allows for the expungement of a DNA record from the state’s DNA database if the person requests it. In order for the expungement to occur, the person must have been convicted of a non-sex-related aggravated misdemeanor, or received a deferred judgment; gone ten years without another aggravated misdemeanor or greater offense; and paid all restitution, fines, and costs assessed in the aggravated misdemeanor.
JRC still opposes the bill. Please call your representative, especially if your representative is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, and ask him/her to oppose HSB 524.