Arizona bill would mandate giving DNA when fingerprints required

Arizona bill would mandate giving DNA when fingerprints required
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[Ed. – Yes, it seems this would apply to all sorts of jobs and situations (e.g., foster parenting) for which the state requires fingerprints to be on file.]

Arizona could soon be one of the first states to maintain a massive statewide DNA database.

And if the proposed legislation passes, many people — from parent school volunteers and teachers to real estate agents and foster parents — will have no choice but to give up their DNA.

Under Senate Bill 1475, which Rep. David Livingston, R-Peoria, introduced, DNA must be collected from anyone who has to be fingerprinted by the state for a job, to volunteer in certain positions or for a myriad of other reasons. …

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The Department of Public Safety would maintain the collected DNA alongside the person’s name, Social Security number, date of birth and last known address.

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