Maine Revised Statutes

§1573. Responsibility for DNA identification record system; procedural compatibility with the FBI

1. Responsibility for system.  The Chief of the State Police is responsible for DNA analysis and establishing, managing and administering the state DNA data base and the state DNA data bank to support law enforcement and for liaison with the FBI regarding the State's participation in CODIS. The state DNA data base must be physically located at the crime lab or at State Police Headquarters in Augusta. The state DNA data bank must be physically located at the crime lab.
[ 1997, c. 608, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Procedural compatibility.  The state DNA data base established by the Chief of the State Police must be compatible with procedures specified by the FBI, including use of comparable test procedures, laboratory equipment, supplies and computer software.
[ 1995, c. 457, §1 (NEW) .]
3. DNA analysis.  Notwithstanding subsection 1, the Chief of the State Police is not required to collect or analyze DNA samples collected pursuant to section 1574 unless adequate funding is available.
[ 1995, c. 457, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 457, §1 (NEW). 1997, c. 608, §1 (AMD).

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