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Cuomo, thronged by crimestoppers, signs DNA bill

March 19th, 2012
By
Casey Seiler
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill expanding the state’s DNA database to include misdemeanors in addition to felonies. Left out of that list of crimes: first-offense misdemeanor marijuana possession, a crime that Assemblywoman Barbara Clark [corrected] noted scoops up a disproportionate number of black and Latino youths.
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Awaiting Assembly Action State Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion; Sheriff Gerace Calls Bill A ‘No-Brainer’

March 11th, 2012
By
Andrew Carr
The New York State Assembly is on deck to approve the state's DNA Databank Expansion Bill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the expansion of the bill to include all misdemeanor convictions.
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Cuomo: DNA bill shouldn’t be subject to ‘Albany game’

February 29th, 2012
By
Casey Seiler
In a Red Room jam-packed with law enforcement officials and victims advocates, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pressed the case for his expansion of the state DNA database to include samples from all misdemeanor and felony convictions — and resisted calls to expand the legislation to include other criminal justice reforms.
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Flanagan, Law Enforcement Calling for Expanded DNA Database

February 6th, 2012
By
James Brierton
New York State Senator John Flanagan and local law enforcement are calling for an expansion to the DNA database in the hope of solving more cases.
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Senate passes DNA databank expansion bill

February 1st, 2012
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The New York State Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.
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Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion Bill

January 31st, 2012
By
Christopher Boyle
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.
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WATCH: Mariska Hargitay Wants U.S. to Expand DNA Registry

January 25th, 2012
By
Ali Berman
Law and Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay is asking politicians to support an expansion of the current DNA registry so that real life crime fighters can have a better shot at catching wrong doers.
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Broome County DA Voices Support for DNA Databank Expansion

January 24th, 2012
By
Amanda Keeney
"I am 100% confident that of the elected DA's across the state will be supportive of this legislation," said Broome County District Attorney Gerry Mollen as he gathered with local law enforcement leaders Tuesday to voice their support for Governor Andrew Cuomo's All Crimes DNA Bill.
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Mariska Hargitay Backs Expansion of NY’s DNA Database

January 24th, 2012
By
North County Gazette
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed making New York State the first state in the country to expand its DNA database to include anyone who has been convicted of a crime. In his annual State of the State Address, Cuomo said he would seek to expand the database to cover all crimes which would result in preventing future crimes and would help exonerate wrongfully accused individuals.
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Mariska Hargitay - Hargitay Urging U.s. Politicians To Expand Dna Registry

January 23rd, 2102
By
Contact Music
Actress Mariska Hargitay is urging politicians to support the possible expansion of the U.S. Dna registry, so real-life detectives would be able to solve assault, abuse and murder cases faster.
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