2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 7 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 19 - Criminal History Records
Article 4 - DNA Identification Record System
Section 7-19-401 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 7-19-401 (2020)

7-19-401. Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this act:

(i) "CODIS" means the FBI's national DNA identification index system;

(ii) "Convicted" includes pleas of guilty, nolo contendere and verdicts of guilty upon which a judgment of conviction may be rendered. "Convicted" shall not include dispositions pursuant to W.S. 7-13-301 or 35-7-1037;

(iii) "Criminal justice agency" means any agency or institution of state or local government, other than the office of the public defender, which performs as part of its principal function, activities relating to:

(A) The apprehension, investigation, prosecution, adjudication, incarceration, supervision or rehabilitation of criminal offenders; or

(B) The collection, maintenance, storage, dissemination or use of criminal history record information.

(iv) "Department" means the Wyoming department of corrections;

(v) "Division" means the division of criminal investigation within the office of the Wyoming attorney general;

(vi) "DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid located in the cells;

(vii) "DNA record" means DNA identification information stored in the state DNA database or CODIS for the purposes of generating investigative leads or supporting statistical interpretation of DNA test results. The objective form of DNA analysis test including numerical representation of DNA fragment lengths, the digital image of autoradiographs and discrete allele assignment numbers of a DNA sample, together with the identity of the submitting agency shall be stored as a DNA record in the state DNA database;

(viii) "DNA sample" means a human tissue sample containing DNA which may include, but is not limited to, blood, hair and buccal cells;

(ix) "FBI" means the federal bureau of investigation;

(x) "In custody" means imprisoned in the Wyoming state penitentiary, state penitentiary farms and camps or Wyoming women's center, committed to the Wyoming boys' school pursuant to W.S. 7-13-101, or on probation or parole;

(xi) "State DNA database" means the DNA identification record system established under this act;

(xii) "Sexual assault biological evidence" includes DNA samples and evidence gathered during an examination conducted under W.S. 6-2-309;

(xiii) "This act" means W.S. 7-19-401 through 7-19-407.

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