DNA Testing Bill Advances In Legislature
(Carson City, NV) — A bill requiring DNA testing for those arrested on a felony is still alive.
The Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday approved SB 243. It’s known as “Brianna’s Law,” after a 19-year-old Reno woman who was sexually assaulted and killed in 2008.
Supporters say the law would have prevented the murder, because the man convicted in the crime had a previous felony arrest.
Before passing the bill, the committee limited DNA storage to three years instead of five years as the bill originally mandated.
A final vote from the Assembly is expected next week.