On December 28, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act (H.R. 6014). The House approved the legislation on December 18 (see The Source, 12/21/12). President Obama is expected to sign the measure into law.
The measure authorizes $10 million annually for FY2013-2015 to assist state and local law enforcement agencies with the collection of DNA samples from adults arrested for, or charged with, a criminal offense involving a sexual act that is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year