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Van Hollen Applauds Passage of Bill That Would Facilitate the Collection of DNA From Convicted Offenders

 

MADISON - Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen issued the following statement regarding the passage of Senate Bill 631 in the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing:

 

I applaud the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing on the passage of Senate Bill 631.  DNA analysis can lead to the identification and successful prosecution of offenders even in cases that are otherwise without leads.  This bill can assist all of us in continuing to improve the data bank and strengthen crime fighting in this state.

 

I would like to thank Senators Lena Taylor and Robert Cowles for authoring this legislation and shepherding it through the process.

 

I look forward to passage by the Wisconsin State Senate.

 

A copy of Attorney General Van Hollen's written testimony, which contains additional detail about the bill along with a link to the copy of the proposed legislation and a link to the copy of Attorney General Van Hollen's letter to Secretary Raemisch describing obligations under current law.