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House Passes Amendment to Strengthen Illinois' DNA Database

Friday, April 08, 2011

ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL LISA MADIGAN, | LINK TO PRESS RELEASE

House Passes Amendment to Strengthen Illinois' DNA Database
Springfield — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today applauded the House for passing a bill (HB 3238) to strengthen the state’s DNA database. The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Susana Mendoza (D-Chicago) who worked closely with Madigan’s office, requires all registered sex offenders to provide a DNA specimen and calls for collecting DNA of people arrested for the most serious violent crimes after they are indicted or after a court finding of probable cause.
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State Rep. Susana Mendoza Wins House Panel OK for Bill Targeting Illinois Sex Offender DNA

Friday, March 11, 2011

DAVID ORMSBY, THE ILLINOIS OBSERVER | LINK TO ARTICLE

An Illinois House panel yesterday approved legislation that would further harness DNA to target criminal sex offenders and other criminals by toughening mandated specimen submissions to the Illinois state police.
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