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House Bill 1216


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House Bill 1216

ARCHIVE (2008)

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Forensic data base for missing children. Requires the clearinghouse for information on missing children (clearinghouse) to accept and make available to a law enforcement agency the DNA profiles, dental records, and fingerprints of missing children, including DNA profiles, dental records, or fingerprints that are voluntarily submitted to the clearinghouse by the parent, guardian, or custodian of a child. Requires the clearinghouse to submit DNA profiles, dental records, and fingerprints to: (1) the Indiana data and communication system (IDACS); (2) the National Crime Information Center (NCIC); (3) the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS); or (4) any other data base that contains information concerning missing children. Permits the state police department to charge a reasonable fee to defray the clearinghouse's expenses for receiving, processing, and submitting fingerprints, dental records, and DNA profiles. Establishes the missing children's fund to receive fees for receiving, processing, and submitting fingerprints, dental records, and DNA profiles, as well as gifts, grants, and other donations. Requires the criminal justice institute to pursue federal funds to support the missing children's fund. Continuously appropriates money in the fund for purposes of the fund. Provides that a law enforcement report concerning a missing child may include DNA profiles, dental records, or fingerprints. Requires a law enforcement agency that receives a notification of a missing child to notify the missing child's parents, guardians, or custodians that the child's DNA profile, dental records, and fingerprints may be submitted to the clearinghouse. Makes an appropriation.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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