Fifty-fourth Legislature                         Transportation and Public Safety

First Regular Session                                                   S.B. 1475




(Reference to printed bill)


Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"Section 1.  Section 41-2418, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE41-2418.  Arizona deoxyribonucleic acid identification system

A.  The Arizona deoxyribonucleic acid identification system is established in the department of public safety for the purposes of conducting deoxyribonucleic acid testing and analysis pursuant to section sections 13‑610 and 41‑2419.

B.  The scientific criminal analysis section established in section 41‑1771 shall establish procedures for the implementation of section 13‑610, subsection H and section 41‑2419.

Sec. 2.  Title 41, chapter 21, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 41-2419, to read:

START_STATUTE41-2419.  Deoxyribonucleic acid identification database; DNA ID collection; ombudsman; violation; classification; definitions

A.  The department of public safety shall establish and maintain a deoxyribonucleic acid identification database to retain DNA ID that is collected from a sexual assault kit.

B.  The department shall publish standards and protocols for the collection and processing of DNA ID and for the submission of DNA ID for inclusion in the database.  The protocols must include:

1.  Procedures for accessing and analyzing information in the database and providing responses to authorized requests for identification or other information.

2.  A process that requires samples in sexual assault kits to be analyzed using rapid DNA identification.

c.  The department shall develop procedures so that collected samples, which after processing may not meet the criteria for inclusion in the database, may be searched against that database.

D.  The department shall annually prepare and publish a report that documents the use of the database, including the number of DNA ID samples in the system and the number of queries and general nature of the queries.  The report shall be in the aggregate and may not contain information that allows any person whose DNA ID is in the database to be identified.

E.  The department shall appoint an ombudsman to receive, investigate and respond to complaints from any person who believes the information identifying the person in the database is incorrect, has been submitted without authorization or has been used in an unauthorized manner.  The ombudsman shall recommend remedial actions to the department to correct the information or to delete the information from the database if, after review, the ombudsman determines the identification is incorrect or was improperly obtained.

f.  a person who collects biological samples to generate DNA ID must complete training in collection procedures that is approved by the department.

g.  A Collecting agency:

1.  Shall promptly process the sample or cause the sample to be processed using a Rapid DNA identification instrument that is approved by the federal bureau of investigation and that has the capacity to return results in less than two hours and submit the resulting DNA ID to the department.

2.  May not test the sample for or submit any deoxyribonucleic acid information other than DNA ID.  Deoxyribonucleic acid sequence or single nucleotide polymorphism are explicitly excluded from submission.

h.  The database is not a public record and may be accessed or searched only by the department or a person who is authorized by the department as follows:

1.  By law enforcement personnel for legitimate criminal justice purposes, including investigations and custodial facility management.

2.  To match DNA ID with other databases, including criminal justice related databases.

3.  On the issuance of a valid court order from a court of competent jurisdiction.

i.  the database may not be used for the storage of a deoxyribonucleic acid sequence or a single nucleotide polymorphism or to create a genetic profile.

j.  A person who knowingly uses information in the database or accesses the database for an unauthorized purpose is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.

k.  For the purposes of this section:

1.  "Collecting Agency" means a local or state law enforcement agency, medical examiner or other agency authorized by the department to collect biological samples and process the samples to generate DNA ID.

2.  "Database" means the deoxyribonucleic acid identification database.

3.  "Department" means the department of public safety.

4.  "DNA ID" means a human identification measurement that is based on the size of a set of Short Tandem Repeats in the genome of A person that is obtained from a biological sample by short tandem repeat amplification and electrophoretic sizing and that is generated from a noncoding portion of deoxyribonucleic acid that does not contain any information, other than gender, about a person's physical characteristics or medical conditions.

5.  "Genetic Profile" means a description of a person's genetic code that is developed through deoxyribonucleic acid sequencing or Single Nucleotide Polymorphism technologies and that contains information about that person's physical characteristics or medical conditions.

6.  "Rapid DNA Identification" means the fully automated generation of DNA ID without human handling or human data interpretation.

7.  "Single Nucleotide Polymorphism" means a variation in deoxyribonucleic acid sequence in which a single nucleotide at a specific location in the genome varies from person to person and can be used to assess a given person's physical characteristics or medical conditions. END_STATUTE

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