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DNA testing bill before Senate Judiciary Committee
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A state Senate committee is considering a series of bills that would expand DNA testing in Michigan.
The bills would require people arrested for committing or attempting to commit a felony to provide a DNA sample.
It was introduced by Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, last week and sent to the judiciary committee.
"It will go a long way to solve cold cases out there, it will save valuable police resources because a lot more crimes will be solved, and you'll solve those crimes in a faster period," Sen. Schuitmaker said.
The bill would make DNA collection the same as fingerprint collection.
If the charges are dropped or the person is found not guilty, the sample would be destroyed.