The Missouri Legislature passed a bill requiring all convicted felons and sex offenders to provide DNA samples. Cliff Judy has more from the state Capitol.
Opponents say DNA profiling is wrong and every person deserves respect and protection, even criminals.
House Judiciary Chair Richard Byrd says he disagrees and Missouri needs the bill requiring convicted felons to provide a DNA sample.
Supporters of the bill say it could lead to additional convictions in unsolved crimes. From the state Capitol, I'm Cliff Judy.
The Missouri Legislature passed a bill to require a DNA sample from all convicted felons and sex offenders. Cliff Judy is in Jefferson City with the story.
Opponents of the bill say it goes too far and every person, regardless of their criminal status, deserves protection from big government.
Representative Wes Shoemyer says the bill is too broad.
The bill's supporters say it would make Missouri's citizens safer and help solve some unsolved crimes. From the state Capitol, I'm Cliff Judy.
The Missouri Legislature's bill to require DNA samples from convicted felons. It also allows inmates found innocent to receive compensation. Cliff Judy has more from the state Capitol.
Under the bill, people who have been exonerated would receive $50 for every day they spent in jail.
Representative Betty Thompson says it shouldn't cost the state much because these incidents are rare.
Money for the payments will come from the DNA profiling analysis fund set up by the bill. From the state Capitol, I'm Cliff Judy.