2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 7 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 19 - Criminal History Records
Article 4 - DNA Identification Record System
Section 7-19-403 - DNA Samples Required; Collection; Testing; Reimbursement of Costs.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 7-19-403 (2021)

7-19-403. DNA samples required; collection; testing; reimbursement of costs.

(a) Every person convicted of a felony on or after July 1, 1997, and every person who on or after July 1, 1997, is in custody in this state as a result of a felony conviction shall provide a DNA sample for analysis to determine identification characteristics specific to the person. The DNA record resulting from the DNA analysis shall be stored and maintained by the division in the state DNA database.

(b) DNA samples shall be collected in a medically approved manner by a physician, registered nurse, qualified clinical or laboratory technician or other person qualified by training and experience. Persons authorized to draw or collect DNA samples under this section shall not be civilly liable for such acts when acting in a reasonable manner according to generally accepted medical practices. DNA samples required under this section for persons in custody on or after July 1, 1997, shall be provided prior to release from custody. DNA samples required under this section for persons convicted on or after July 1, 1997, and not sentenced to imprisonment shall be provided as a condition of the sentence immediately after sentencing. The division shall promulgate rules and regulations governing the policies and procedures for the collection of DNA samples and transfer of DNA samples to the division. Criminal justice agencies having custody of a person required to provide a DNA sample under this section shall comply with rules and regulations of the division relating to the collection of DNA samples and transfer of such DNA samples for analysis.

(c) DNA samples collected under this section shall be transmitted to the division for the state DNA database. The division shall perform tests on the DNA samples as necessary to implement the purposes of the state DNA database as specified in W.S. 7-19-402(a). The division may contract for services to perform DNA typing under this subsection. The division shall ensure that:

(i) Any contractor conducts forensic DNA analysis in accordance with national standards for DNA quality assurance and proficiency testing issued pursuant to the Federal DNA Identification Act of 1994; and

(ii) Typing results meet acceptance criteria established by the FBI for inclusion of DNA records in CODIS.

(d) The division shall reimburse any Wyoming city, town, county or agency required to collect DNA samples under this act for the cost of collecting the sample. The procedure for reimbursement shall be in accordance with rules adopted by the division.

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