Title 12
Criminal Procedure

Chapter 1.5
DNA Detection of Sexual and Violent Offenders

R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-1.5-4

§ 12-1.5-4. State DNA database.

There is established the state DNA database. It shall be administered by the department of health and provide DNA records for the F.B.I. for storage and maintenance by CODIS. The state DNA database shall have the capability provided by computer software and procedures administered by the department of health to store and maintain DNA records related to:

(1) Forensic casework, including the identification of missing persons;

(2) Individuals arrested for any crime of violence as defined in § 12-1.5-2 and convicted felony offenders required to provide a DNA sample under this chapter; and

(3) Anonymous DNA records used for research on identification technologies or quality control.

History of Section.
P.L. 1998, ch. 33, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 120, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 176, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 192, § 1.