2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:612 - DNA data base exchange

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:612 (2018)

§612. DNA data base exchange

A. The state police shall receive, store, and perform analysis on DNA samples or contract for DNA typing analysis with a qualified DNA laboratory that meets the guidelines as established by the state police, and shall classify and file the DNA record of identification characteristic profiles of DNA samples submitted under this Chapter and make such information available as provided in this Section. The state police may enter a contract for the storage of DNA typing analysis and for DNA typing analysis with a qualified DNA laboratory that meets guidelines as established by the state police. The results of the DNA profile of individuals in the state DNA data base shall be made available:

(1) To criminal justice agencies or approved crime laboratories which serve these agencies.

(2) Upon written or electronic request and in furtherance of an official investigation of a criminal offense or offender or suspected offender.

B. The state police shall adopt guidelines governing the methods of obtaining information from the state DNA data base and procedures for verification of the identity and authority of the requestor.

C. The state police may create a separate population data base comprised of DNA samples obtained under this Chapter after all personal identification is removed. The state police may share or disseminate the population data base with other criminal justice agencies or crime laboratories that serve to assist the state police with statistical data bases. The population data base may be made available to and searched by other agencies participating in the CODIS system.

Acts 1997, No. 737, §1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; H.C.R. No. 40, 1999 R.S., eff. June 21, 1999.

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