CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6014, the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 6014 was introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on June 21, 2011, and was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which took no official action on the bill.
H.R. 6014 would create a new purpose area that enables States and local authorities to receive funds from already existing grants to establish DNA collection from arrestees for major felonies.
In 2012, the House approved the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2010 (H.R. 4614) to provide grant funding bonuses to states that authorized the collection of DNA from persons arrested for specified types of crimes. Additional information on H.R. 4614 from the House Republican Conference can be found here.
A CBO score of H.R. 6014 was not available as of press time.