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WV Legislature: Senate Judiciary tables DNA analysis requirement bill – SB 53 – on question of constitutionality

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill that would require certain individuals to submit to a DNA analysis upon arrest has once again been introduced in the West Virginia Senate.

Senate Bill (SB) 53, introduced on the first day of the legislative session, was discussed by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during their Thursday meeting. This committee substitute bill is nearly identical to SB 422, which stalled in committee during last year’s regular session.

This week, after much discussion, the committee decided to table the bill . . .

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