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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the public safety laws regarding collection of DNA specimens to
10 include collection from persons booked for any violent felony, increases the fee for the
11 specimen, and changes the management of fees.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . requires that a county sheriff that books a person for any violent crime shall obtain
15 a DNA specimen if at the time of booking the person's DNA specimen is not
16 already on file;
17 . requires the booked person to pay a fee of $150 for the costs of collecting the DNA
18 specimen if the person is convicted of the charge for which the person was booked;
19 . increases the fee for all required DNA specimens from $100 to $150;
20 . allocates $25 of the fee to the collecting agency, and the balance of $125 to the
21 Department of Public Safety for the processing of the DNA specimens; and
22 . provides that a DNA specimen taken at time of booking may not be processed until
23 the person is bound over for trial, waives a preliminary hearing, or a grand jury
24 issues an indictment;
25 . clarifies that only DNA markers used for forensic purposes may be included when
26 establishing a donor's gender and unique individual identification by DNA
28 . requires that the DNA analysis be consistent with and not exceed FBI forensic
29 DNA analysis procedures;
30 . requires that the department destroy a DNA specimen if criminal charges have not
31 been filed within 90 days after booking;
32 . provides that when a court issues an order to destroy DNA records pursuant to a
33 person's motion for destruction based on dismissal or acquittal of the charge against
34 the person, the court may also provide information advising of state law regarding
35 expungement of criminal charges;
36 . establishes criminal penalties for possessing or disclosing individually identifiable
37 DNA analysis information and the failure to destroy a DNA specimen, in violation
38 of state law regarding management, storage, and destruction of DNA specimens
39 and DNA analysis; and
40 . allows analysis of the DNA if the person is convicted of any charge arising out of
41 the same criminal episode regarding which the DNA specimen was obtained.
42 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
44 Other Special Clauses:
45 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2011.
46 Utah Code Sections Affected:
48 53-10-403, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 306
49 53-10-403.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 140
50 53-10-404, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
51 53-10-405, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 140
52 53-10-406, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
53 53-10-407, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
54 78B-9-301, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 3
56 53-10-404.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
58 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
59 Section 1. Section 53-10-403 is amended to read:
60 53-10-403. DNA specimen analysis -- Application to offenders, including minors.
61 (1) Sections 53-10-404 , 53-10-404.5 , 53-10-405 , and 53-10-406 apply to any person
63 (a) has pled guilty to or has been convicted of any of the offenses under Subsection
64 (2)(a) or (b) [
66 (b) has pled guilty to or has been convicted by any other state or by the United States
67 government of an offense which if committed in this state would be punishable as one or more
68 of the offenses listed in Subsection (2)(a) or (b)[
70 (c) has been booked on or after January 1, 2011, for any offense under Subsection
71 (2)(c); or
73 (2) Offenses referred to in Subsection (1) are:
74 (a) any felony or class A misdemeanor under the Utah Code; [
75 (b) any offense under Subsection (2)(a):
76 (i) for which the court enters a judgment for conviction to a lower degree of offense
77 under Section 76-3-402 ; or
78 (ii) regarding which the court allows the defendant to enter a plea in abeyance as
79 defined in Section 77-2a-1 [
80 (c) any violent felony.
81 (3) A minor under Subsection (1) is a minor 14 years of age or older whom a Utah
82 court has adjudicated to be within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court due to the commission
83 of any offense described in Subsection (2), and who is:
84 (a) within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court on or after July 1, 2002 for an offense
85 under Subsection (2); or
86 (b) in the legal custody of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services on or after July 1,
87 2002 for an offense under Subsection (2).
88 Section 2. Section 53-10-403.5 is amended to read:
89 53-10-403.5. Definitions.
90 As used in Sections 53-10-403, 53-10-404 , 53-10-404.5 , 53-10-405, and 53-10-406 :
91 (1) "Bureau" means the Bureau of Forensic Services.
92 (2) "Conviction" means:
93 (a) a verdict or conviction;
94 (b) a plea of guilty or guilty and mentally ill;
95 (c) a plea of no contest; or
96 (d) the acceptance by the court of a plea in abeyance.
99 (5) "Final judgment" means a judgment, including any supporting opinion, concerning
100 which all appellate remedies have been exhausted or the time for appeal has expired.
101 (6) "Violent felony" means any offense under Section 76-3-203.5 .
102 Section 3. Section 53-10-404 is amended to read:
103 53-10-404. DNA specimen analysis -- Requirement to obtain the specimen.
104 (1) As used in this section, "person" refers to any person as described under Section
105 53-10-403 .
106 (2) (a) A person under Section 53-10-403 or any person added to the sex offender
107 register as defined in Section 77-27-21.5 shall provide a DNA specimen and shall reimburse
108 the [
109 of obtaining the DNA specimen unless:
110 (i) the person was booked under Section 53-10-403 and is not required to reimburse
111 the agency under Section 53-10-404.5 ; or
112 (ii) the agency determines the person lacks the ability to pay.
113 (b) (i) (A) The responsible agencies shall establish guidelines and procedures for
114 determining if the person is able to pay the fee.
115 (B) An agency's implementation of Subsection (2)(b)(ii) meets an agency's obligation
116 to determine an inmate's ability to pay.
117 (ii) An agency's guidelines and procedures may provide for the assessment of [
118 $150 on the inmate's county trust fund account and may allow a negative balance in the
119 account until the [
120 (3) (a) (i) All fees collected under Subsection (2) shall be deposited in the DNA
121 Specimen Restricted Account created in Section 53-10-407 , except that [
122 collecting the fee [
124 of obtaining the saliva DNA specimen.
125 (ii) The agency collecting the $150 fee may not retain from each separate fee more
126 than $25, and no amount of the $150 fee may be credited to any other fee or agency
128 (b) The responsible agency shall determine the method of collecting the DNA
129 specimen. Unless the responsible agency determines there are substantial reasons for using a
130 different method of collection or the person refuses to cooperate with the collection, the
131 preferred method of collection shall be obtaining a saliva specimen.
132 (c) The responsible [
134 refuses to cooperate with the collection.
135 (d) If the judgment places the person on probation, the person shall submit to the
136 obtaining of a DNA specimen as a condition of the probation.
137 (e) (i) Under this section a person is required to provide one DNA specimen and pay
138 the collection fee as required under this section.
139 (ii) The person shall provide an additional DNA specimen only if the DNA specimen
140 previously provided is not adequate for analysis.
141 (iii) The collection fee is not imposed for a second or subsequent DNA specimen
142 collected under this section.
143 (f) Any agency that is authorized to obtain a DNA specimen under this part may
144 collect any outstanding amount of a fee due under this section from any person who owes any
145 portion of the fee and deposit the amount in the DNA Specimen Restricted Account created in
146 Section 53-10-407 .
147 (4) (a) The responsible agency shall cause a DNA specimen to be obtained as soon as
148 possible and transferred to the Department of Public Safety:
149 (i) after a conviction[
151 (ii) on and after January 1, 2011, after the booking of a person for any offense under
152 Subsection 53-10-403 (1)(c).
153 (b) If notified by the Department of Public Safety that a DNA specimen is not
154 adequate for analysis, the agency shall, as soon as possible:
155 (i) obtain and transmit an additional DNA specimen[
156 (ii) request that another agency that has direct access to the person and that is
157 authorized to collect DNA specimens under this section collect the necessary second DNA
158 specimen and transmit it to the Department of Public Safety.
159 (c) Each agency that is responsible for collecting DNA specimens under this section
160 shall establish:
161 (i) a tracking procedure to record the handling and transfer of each DNA specimen it
162 obtains; and
163 (ii) a procedure to account for the management of all fees it collects under this section.
164 (5) (a) The Department of Corrections is the responsible agency whenever the person
165 is committed to the custody of or is under the supervision of the Department of Corrections.
166 (b) The juvenile court is the responsible agency regarding a minor under Subsection
167 53-10-403 (3), but if the minor has been committed to the legal custody of the Division of
168 Juvenile Justice Services, that division is the responsible agency if a DNA specimen of the
169 minor has not previously been obtained by the juvenile court under Section 78A-6-117 .
170 (c) The sheriff operating a county jail is the responsible agency regarding the
171 collection of DNA specimens from persons who:
172 (i) have pled guilty to or have been convicted of an offense listed under Subsection
173 53-10-403 (2) but who have not been committed to the custody of or are not under the
174 supervision of the Department of Corrections; [
175 (ii) are incarcerated in the county jail:
176 (A) as a condition of probation for a felony offense; or
177 (B) for a misdemeanor offense for which collection of a DNA specimen is required[
179 (iii) on and after January 1, 2011, are booked at the county jail for any offense under
180 Subsection 53-10-403 (1)(c).
182 (d) Each agency required to collect a DNA specimen under this section shall:
183 (i) designate employees to obtain the saliva DNA specimens required under [
185 (ii) ensure that employees designated to collect the DNA specimens receive
186 appropriate training and that the specimens are obtained in accordance with generally accepted
188 (6) (a) As used in this Subsection (6), "department" means the Department of
190 (b) Priority of obtaining DNA specimens by the department is:
191 (i) first, to obtain DNA specimens of persons who as of July 1, 2002, are in the
192 custody of or under the supervision of the department before these persons are released from
193 incarceration, parole, or probation, if their release date is prior to that of persons under
194 Subsections (6)(b)(ii), but in no case later than July 1, 2004; and
195 (ii) second, the department shall obtain DNA specimens from persons who are
196 committed to the custody of the department or who are placed under the supervision of the
197 department after July 1, 2002, within 120 days after the commitment, if possible, but not later
198 than prior to release from incarceration if the person is imprisoned, or prior to the termination
199 of probation if the person is placed on probation.
200 (c) The priority for obtaining DNA specimens from persons under Subsection
201 (6)(b)(ii) is:
202 (i) first, persons on probation;
203 (ii) second, persons on parole; and
204 (iii) third, incarcerated persons.
205 (d) Implementation of the schedule of priority under Subsection (6)(c) is subject to the
206 priority of Subsection (6)(b)(i), to ensure that the Department of Corrections obtains DNA
207 specimens from persons in the custody of or under the supervision of the Department of
208 Corrections as of July 1, 2002, prior to their release.
209 (7) (a) As used in this Subsection (7)[
210 (i) "Court" means the juvenile court [
211 (ii) "Division" means the Division of Juvenile Justice Services.
212 (b) Priority of obtaining DNA specimens by the court from minors under Section
213 53-10-403 who are under the jurisdiction of the court but who are not in the legal custody of
214 the division shall be:
215 (i) first, to obtain specimens from minors who as of July 1, 2002, are within the court's
216 jurisdiction, prior to termination of the court's jurisdiction over these minors; and
217 (ii) second, to obtain specimens from minors who are found to be within the court's
218 jurisdiction after July 1, 2002, within 120 days of the minor's being found to be within the
219 court's jurisdiction, if possible, but not later than prior to termination of the court's jurisdiction
220 over the minor.
221 (c) Priority of obtaining DNA specimens by the division from minors under Section
222 53-10-403 who are committed to the legal custody of the division shall be:
223 (i) first, to obtain specimens from minors who as of July 1, 2002, are within the
224 division's legal custody and who have not previously provided a DNA specimen under this
225 section, prior to termination of the division's legal custody of these minors; and
226 (ii) second, to obtain specimens from minors who are placed in the legal custody of
227 the division after July 1, 2002, within 120 days of the minor's being placed in the custody of
228 the division, [
229 jurisdiction over the minor.
230 (8) (a) The Department of Corrections, the juvenile court, [
231 Juvenile Justice Services, and all law enforcement agencies in the state shall by policy
232 establish procedures for obtaining saliva DNA specimens, and shall provide training for
233 employees designated to collect saliva DNA specimens.
234 (b) (i) The department may designate correctional officers, including those employed
235 by the adult probation and parole section of the department [
236 saliva DNA specimens required under this section.
237 (ii) The department shall ensure that the designated employees receive appropriate
238 training and that the specimens are obtained in accordance with accepted protocol.
239 (c) Blood DNA specimens shall be obtained in accordance with Section 53-10-405 .
240 Section 4. Section 53-10-404.5 is enacted to read:
241 53-10-404.5. Obtaining DNA specimen at time of booking -- Payment of fee upon
243 (1) (a) When a sheriff books a person for any offense under Subsection
244 53-10-403 (1)(c), the sheriff shall obtain a DNA specimen from the person upon booking of the
245 person at the county jail, except under Subsection (1)(b).
246 (b) If at the time of booking the sheriff is able to obtain information from the bureau
247 stating that the bureau has on file a DNA specimen for the person, the sheriff is not required to
248 obtain an additional DNA specimen.
249 (2) The person booked under Subsection (1) shall pay a fee of $150 for the cost of
250 obtaining the DNA specimen if:
251 (a) the charge upon which the booking is based is resolved by a conviction or the
252 person is convicted of any charge arising out of the same criminal episode regarding which the
253 DNA specimen was obtained; and
254 (b) the person's DNA sample is not on file under Subsection (1)(b).
255 (3) (a) All fees collected under Subsection (2) shall be deposited in the DNA
256 Specimen Restricted Account created in Section 53-10-407 , except that the agency collecting
257 the fee may retain not more than $25 per individual specimen for the costs of obtaining the
258 DNA specimen.
259 (b) The agency collecting the $150 fee may not retain from each separate fee more
260 than $25, and no amount of the $150 fee may be credited to any other fee or agency
262 (4) Any DNA specimen obtained under this section shall be held and may not be
263 processed until:
264 (a) the court has bound the person over for trial following a preliminary hearing for
265 any charge arising out of the same criminal episode regarding which the person was booked;
266 (b) the person has waived the preliminary hearing for any charge arising out of the
267 same criminal episode regarding which the person was booked; or
268 (c) a grand jury has returned an indictment for any charge arising out of the same
269 criminal episode regarding which the person was booked.
270 Section 5. Section 53-10-405 is amended to read:
271 53-10-405. DNA specimen analysis -- Saliva sample to be obtained by agency --
272 Blood sample to be drawn by professional.
273 (1) (a) A saliva sample shall be obtained by the responsible agency under Subsection
274 53-10-404 (5).
275 (b) The sample shall be obtained in a professionally acceptable manner, using
276 appropriate procedures to ensure the sample is adequate for DNA analysis.
278 licensed professional nurse, a licensed practical nurse, a paramedic, a qualified medical
279 technician, a licensed physician, or other person licensed by the state for this purpose.
280 (b) A person authorized by this section to draw a blood sample may not be held civilly
281 liable for drawing a sample in a medically acceptable manner.
286 (3) A test result or opinion based upon a test result regarding a DNA specimen may
287 not be rendered inadmissible as evidence solely because of deviations from procedures
288 adopted by the department that do not affect the reliability of the opinion or test result.
289 (4) A DNA specimen is not required to be obtained if:
290 (a) [
291 department that [
292 obtained from the [
293 (b) the court determines that obtaining a DNA specimen would create a substantial
294 and unreasonable risk to the health of the [
295 Section 6. Section 53-10-406 is amended to read:
296 53-10-406. DNA specimen analysis -- Bureau responsibilities.
297 (1) The bureau shall:
298 (a) administer and oversee the DNA specimen collection process;
300 analysis of those specimens;
302 otherwise determine the identity of persons or contract with other qualified public or private
303 laboratories to conduct the analysis;
305 from DNA analysis;
307 provided that genetic profiles or other information in a population frequency data base may
308 not be identified with specific individuals;
310 allowing prediction of genetic disease or predisposition to illness; [
311 (g) ensure that only DNA markers routinely used or accepted in the field of forensic
312 science are used to establish the gender and unique individual identification of the donor;
313 (h) utilize only those DNA analysis procedures that are consistent with, and do not
314 exceed, procedures established and used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the
315 forensic analysis of DNA;
316 (i) destroy a DNA specimen obtained under this part if criminal charges have not been
317 filed within 90 days after booking for an alleged offense under Subsection 53-10-403 (2)(c);
320 Rulemaking Act, establishing procedures for obtaining, transmitting, and analyzing DNA
321 specimens and for storing and destroying DNA specimens and other physical evidence and
322 criminal identification information obtained from the analysis.
323 (2) Procedures for DNA analysis may include all techniques which the Department of
324 Public Safety determines are accurate and reliable in establishing identity, including but not
325 limited to, analysis of DNA, antigen antibodies, polymorphic enzymes, or polymorphic
327 (3) (a) In accordance with Section 63G-2-305 , all DNA specimens received shall be
328 classified as protected.
329 (b) The Department of Public Safety may not transfer or disclose any DNA specimen,
330 physical evidence, or criminal identification information obtained, stored, or maintained under
331 this section, except under its provisions.
332 (4) Notwithstanding [
333 deny inspection if it determines that there is a reasonable likelihood that the inspection would
334 prejudice a pending criminal investigation.
335 (5) The department shall adopt procedures governing the inspection of records, DNA
336 specimens, and challenges to the accuracy of records. The procedures shall accommodate the
337 need to preserve the materials from contamination and destruction.
338 (6) A person whose DNA specimen has been obtained under this part may, personally
339 or through a legal representative, submit to the court a motion for a court order requiring the
340 destruction of the person's DNA specimen and any criminal identification record created in
341 connection with that specimen if:
343 or order that created an obligation to provide a DNA specimen[
346 (ii) all charges arising from the same criminal episode for which the DNA specimen
347 was obtained under Subsection 53-10-404.5 (1)(a) have been resolved by a final judgment of
348 dismissal or acquittal; and
349 (b) the department determines that the person has not otherwise become obligated to
350 submit a DNA specimen as a result of any separate conviction or juvenile adjudication for any
351 offense listed in Subsection 53-10-403 (2).
352 (7) A court order issued under Subsection (6) may be accompanied by a written notice
353 to the person advising that state law provides for expungement of criminal charges if the
354 charge is resolved by a final judgment of dismissal or acquittal.
357 conviction, judgment, or order, a certified copy of a court order to set aside the conviction, or
358 a certified copy of the dismissal or acquittal of the charge regarding which the person was
359 arrested, the Department of Public Safety shall destroy any specimen received from the person,
360 any physical evidence obtained from that specimen, and any criminal identification records
361 pertaining to the person, unless [
365 obtained from a DNA specimen if evidence relating to another person subject to the provisions
366 of Sections 53-10-404 and 53-10-405 would as a result be destroyed.
368 not be affected by an order to set aside a conviction, except under the provisions of this
371 collected under this part, the bureau shall store the collected specimens until funding is made
372 available for analysis through state or federal funds.
373 (12) (a) (i) A person who, due to the person's employment or authority, has possession
374 of or access to individually identifiable DNA information contained in the state criminal
375 identification database or the state DNA specimen repository may not willfully disclose the
376 information in any manner to any individual, agency, or entity that is not entitled under this
377 part to receive the information.
378 (ii) A person may not willfully obtain individually identifiable DNA information from
379 the state criminal identification database or the state DNA repository other than as authorized
380 by this part.
381 (iii) A person may not willfully analyze a DNA specimen for any purpose, or to obtain
382 any information other than as required under this part.
383 (iv) A person may not willfully fail to destroy or fail to ensure the destruction of a
384 DNA specimen when destruction is required by this part or by court order.
385 (b) (i) A person who violates Subsection (12)(a)(i), (ii), or (iii) is guilty of a third
386 degree felony.
387 (ii) A person who violates Subsection (12)(a)(iv) is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
388 Section 7. Section 53-10-407 is amended to read:
389 53-10-407. DNA Specimen Restricted Account.
390 (1) There is created the DNA Specimen Restricted Account, which is referred to in
391 this section as "the account."
392 (2) The sources of monies for the account are:
393 (a) DNA collection fees paid under Section 53-10-404 ;
394 (b) any appropriations made to the account by the Legislature; and
395 (c) all federal monies provided to the state for the purpose of funding the collection or
396 analysis of DNA specimens collected under Section 53-10-403 .
397 (3) The account shall earn interest, and this interest shall be deposited in the account.
398 (4) The Legislature may appropriate monies from the account solely for the following
400 (a) to the Department of Corrections for the costs of[
401 as required under Section 53-10-403 ; [
404 (b) to the juvenile court for the costs of collecting DNA specimens as required under
405 Sections 53-10-403 and 78A-6-117 ;
406 (c) to the Division of Juvenile Justice Services for the costs of collecting DNA
407 specimens as required under Sections 53-10-403 and 62A-7-104 ; and
408 (d) to the Department of Public Safety for the costs of:
409 (i) storing and analyzing DNA specimens in accordance with the requirements of this
411 (ii) DNA testing which cannot be performed by the Utah State Crime Lab, as provided
412 in Subsection 78B-9-301 (8).
413 (5) Appropriations from the account to the Department of Corrections, the juvenile
414 court, the Division of Juvenile Justice Services, and to the Department of Public Safety are
416 Section 8. Section 78B-9-301 is amended to read:
417 78B-9-301. Postconviction testing of DNA -- Petition -- Sufficient allegations --
418 Notification of victim.
419 (1) As used in this part:
420 (a) "DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid.
421 (b) "Factually innocent" has the same definition as in Section 78B-9-402 .
422 (2) A person convicted of a felony offense may at any time file a petition for
423 postconviction DNA testing in the trial court that entered the judgment of conviction if the
424 person asserts factual innocence under oath and the petition alleges:
425 (a) evidence has been obtained regarding the person's case which is still in existence
426 and is in a condition that allows DNA testing to be conducted;
427 (b) the chain of custody is sufficient to establish that the evidence has not been altered
428 in any material aspect;
429 (c) the person identifies the specific evidence to be tested and states a theory of
430 defense, not inconsistent with theories previously asserted at trial, that the requested DNA
431 testing would support;
432 (d) the evidence was not previously subjected to DNA testing, or if the evidence was
433 tested previously, the evidence was not subjected to the testing that is now requested, and the
434 new testing may resolve an issue not resolved by the prior testing;
435 (e) the proposed DNA testing is generally accepted as valid in the scientific field or is
436 otherwise admissible under Utah law;
437 (f) the evidence that is the subject of the request for testing has the potential to
438 produce new, noncumulative evidence that will establish the person's factual innocence; and
439 (g) the person is aware of the consequences of filing the petition, including:
440 (i) those specified in Sections 78B-9-302 and 78B-9-304 ; and
441 (ii) that the person is waiving any statute of limitations in all jurisdictions as to any
442 felony offense the person has committed which is identified through DNA database
444 (3) The petition under Subsection (2) shall comply with Rule 65C, Utah Rules of Civil
445 Procedure, including providing the underlying criminal case number.
446 (4) The court may not order DNA testing in cases in which DNA testing was available
447 at the time of trial and the person did not request DNA testing or present DNA evidence for
448 tactical reasons.
449 (5) After a petition is filed under this section, prosecutors, law enforcement officers,
450 and crime laboratory personnel have a duty to cooperate in preserving evidence and in
451 determining the sufficiency of the chain of custody of the evidence which may be subject to
452 DNA testing.
453 (6) (a) A person who files a petition under this section shall serve notice upon the
454 office of the prosecutor who obtained the conviction, and upon the Utah attorney general. The
455 attorney general shall, within 30 days after receipt of service of a copy of the petition, or
456 within any additional period of time the court allows, answer or otherwise respond to all
457 proceedings initiated under this part.
458 (b) After the attorney general is given an opportunity to respond to a petition for
459 postconviction DNA testing, the court shall order DNA testing if it finds by a preponderance
460 of the evidence that all criteria of Subsection (2) have been met.
461 (7) (a) If the court grants the petition for testing, the DNA test shall be performed by
462 the Utah State Crime Laboratory within the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services
463 Division created in Section 53-10-103 , unless the person establishes that the state crime
464 laboratory has a conflict of interest or does not have the capability to perform the necessary
466 (b) If the court orders that the testing be conducted by any laboratory other than the
467 state crime laboratory, the court shall require that the testing be performed:
468 (i) under reasonable conditions designed to protect the state's interests in the integrity
469 of the evidence; and
470 (ii) according to accepted scientific standards and procedures.
471 (8) (a) DNA testing under this section shall be paid for from funds appropriated to the
472 Department of [
473 DNA Specimen Restricted Account created in Section 53-10-407 if:
474 (i) the court ordered the DNA testing under this section;
475 (ii) the Utah State Crime Laboratory within the Criminal Investigations and Technical
476 Services Division has a conflict of interest or does not have the capability to perform the
477 necessary testing; and
478 (iii) the petitioner who has filed for postconviction DNA testing under Section
479 78B-9-201 is serving a sentence of imprisonment and is indigent.
480 (b) Under this Subsection (8), costs of DNA testing include those necessary to
481 transport the evidence, prepare samples for analysis, analyze the evidence, and prepare reports
482 of findings.
483 (9) If the person is serving a sentence of imprisonment and is indigent, the state shall
484 pay for the costs of the testing under this part, but if the result is not favorable to the person
485 the court may order the person to reimburse the state for the costs of the testing, pursuant to
486 the provisions of Subsections 78B-9-302 (4) and 78B-9-304 (1)(b).
487 (10) Any victim of the crime regarding which the person petitions for DNA testing,
488 who has elected to receive notice under Section 77-38-3 shall be notified by the state's attorney
489 of any hearing regarding the petition and testing, even though the hearing is a civil proceeding.
490 Section 9. Effective date.
491 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2011.
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