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  • Acts
  • 2003
  • Chapter 107 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE STATE DNA DATABASE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Section 3 of chapter 22E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Any person who is convicted of an offense that is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison and any person adjudicated a youthful offender by reason of an offense that would be punishable by imprisonment in the state prison if committed by an adult shall, within 1 year of such conviction or adjudication, submit a DNA sample to the department, which shall be collected by a person authorized under section 4, in accordance with regulations or procedures established by the director.

SECTION 2. Any person convicted of an offense punishable by imprisonment in the state prison, and any person adjudicated a youthful offender by reason of an offense punishable by imprisonment in the state prison if committed by an adult, who is incarcerated in any prison, house of correction or department of youth services facility on the effective date of this act, notwithstanding the date of such conviction, adjudication or other judicial determination, and who has not previously submitted a DNA sample to the department under chapter 22E of the General Laws, shall, within 1 year of the effective date of this act or before release from custody or from the department of youth services, whichever first occurs, submit a DNA sample to the department. Any person currently on probation or parole as a result of such conviction, adjudication or other judicial determination, notwithstanding the date of such conviction, adjudication or judicial determination, who has not previously submitted a DNA sample to the department under said chapter 22E, shall submit a DNA sample to the department within 1 year after the effective date of this act. The submission of such DNA sample shall not be stayed pending a sentence appeal, motion for new trial, appeal to an appellate court or other post-conviction motion or petition.

Approved November 12, 2003.