Creates a standard definition for Rapid DNA instruments as those that carry out “a fully automated process to derive a DNA analysis from a DNA sample;”
Specifies that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director shall issue standards and procedures for use of Rapid DNA instruments & resulting DNA analysis;
Includes a new category of actors who may prepare mandatory Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) information: Criminal justice agencies using Rapid DNA instruments that are (1) approved by the FBI Director, and (2) in compliance with their standards and procedures; and
Allows the FBI Director to waive requirements regarding the collection and use of DNA identification information from certain federal and District of Columbia offenders, so long as their DNA samples are analyzed via Rapid DNA instrumentation and results are included in CODIS.
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