SB 1292

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Rodney Ellis

Bill Caption

Relating to DNA testing of biological evidence in certain capital cases.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State. Local governments will incur an indeterminate cost.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1292 would require the Department of Public Safety to perform a DNA test on all biological evidence before a defendant is tried for a capital case.

Analysis: SB 1292 could limit wrongful convictions and save time on costly appeals. This promotes individual liberty by promoting due process rights. We support SB 1292.