Lincoln Senator Bill Avery wants all convicted felons in the state to submit DNA samples to a state and national database. He says DNA not only finds criminals, but exonerates the innocent.
“We have seen DNA evidence work in our own state where six people were exonerated of crimes in the Beatrice area.”
Avery says the State has been losing out on Federal funds because we do not submit DNA from convicted felons. The bill is passing on first round.