December 4, 2015

53:1-20.19 Definitions regarding DNA databanks.

53:1-20.19  Definitions regarding DNA databanks.
3.As used in this act: 

"CODIS" means the FBI's national DNA identification index system that allows the storage and exchange of DNA records submitted by State and local forensic laboratories. 

"DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid. 

"DNA Record" means DNA identification information stored in the State DNA database or CODIS for the purpose of generating investigative leads or supporting statistical interpretation of DNA test results. 

"DNA Sample" means a blood or other biological sample provided by any person convicted of any offense enumerated in section 4 of P.L.1994, c.136 (C.53:1-20.20) or provided by any juvenile adjudicated delinquent for an act which, if committed by an adult, would constitute any offense enumerated in section 4 of P.L.1994, c.136 (C.53:1-20.20) or submitted to the division for analysis pursuant to a criminal investigation.

"Division" means the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety.

"FBI" means the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"State DNA Database" means the DNA identification record system to be administered by the division which provides DNA records to the FBI for storage and maintenance in CODIS. 

"State DNA Databank" means the repository of DNA samples collected under the provisions of this act.

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