2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:653 - Definitions
For purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) "CODIS" means the Combined DNA Index System, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's national DNA identification index system that allows the storage and exchange of DNA records of missing persons submitted by state and local forensic DNA laboratories.
(2) "Criminal justice agency" means any criminal justice agency as defined in R.S. 15:576(3).
(3) "DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid, which is located in cells and provides an individual's personal genetic blueprint and which encodes genetic information that is the basis of human heredity and forensic identification.
(4) "DNA record" means DNA identification information stored in the state DNA database or the Combined DNA Index System for missing persons for the purpose of generating investigative leads or supporting statistical interpretation of DNA test results. The DNA record is the result obtained from the DNA typing tests. The DNA record is comprised of the characteristics of a DNA sample which is of value in establishing the identity of individuals.
(5) "DNA sample" means a blood, bone, tissue, or bodily fluid sample provided as a result of the location of unidentified human remains submitted to the LSU Forensic Anthropology Computer Enhancement Services (F.A.C.E.S.) Laboratory or as a result of the collection of said samples from family members of missing persons pursuant to this Chapter for analysis or storage, or both.
(6) "F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory" means the Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services Laboratory located within the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
(7) "FBI" means the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(8) "Forensic anthropology" means the use of human remains to establish an identification based on the anthropological profile which includes age range, sex, ancestry, and other identifying characteristics.
(9) "Missing person" means any Louisiana resident who has been reported missing to local or state law enforcement agencies.
(10) "Unidentified human remains" means any human body or portion of a human body where the identity is unknown. A "body" refers to both skeletal and/or soft tissue remains of a human.
Acts 2006, No. 227, §1.