THE IDAHO DNA DATABASE ACT OF 1996
19-5507. Responsibility for sample collection — Timing of sample collection — Site for sample collection. (1) A court shall order a DNA sample and thumbprint impression to be taken after conviction and before sentencing of any person upon application by the prosecuting attorney, the attorney general, or the Idaho state police upon a showing that early collection of such samples will be in the best interest of justice. The DNA samples shall be collected in accordance with procedures established by the bureau of forensic services. The director may designate a state or county correctional facility for sample collection.
(2) Any person, including any juvenile tried as an adult, who comes within the terms of this chapter, and who is granted probation or who serves an entire term of confinement in a state or county facility, or who otherwise bypasses a prison inmate reception center shall, prior to physical release from custody, be required to provide a DNA sample and thumbprint impression at an Idaho state police designated sample collection location. If the person is not incarcerated at the time of sentencing, the court shall order the person to report within ten (10) working days to the facility designated for the collection of such specimens.
(3) The chief administrative officer of any state or local detention facility, jail or other facility shall cause a DNA sample and thumbprint impression to be collected from the person subject to this chapter during the intake process at the facility, or immediately thereafter at another facility designated for such collection, if DNA samples previously have not been taken pursuant to this chapter.
(4) The director of the department of correction shall cause a DNA sample and thumbprint impression to be collected from any person subject to the provisions of this chapter who has been sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment in a state correctional institution and who has not had a DNA sample taken after conviction and before sentencing. The DNA sample and thumbprint impression shall be collected from the person during the intake process at the reception center designated by the director of the department of correction as soon as possible.
(5) Any person subject to the provisions of this chapter who is serving a term of imprisonment or confinement, and who did not, for any reason, provide a DNA sample or thumbprint impression for analysis by the bureau of forensic services, shall submit to such tests as soon as practicable, but in any event prior to final discharge, parole, or release from imprisonment or confinement. A person who was convicted prior to the effective date of this chapter is not exempt from these requirements.
(6) As a condition of probation or parole, any person subject to the provisions of this chapter and who has not previously provided a DNA sample and thumbprint impression shall, upon notice by a law enforcement agency or an agent of the department of correction, be required to provide a DNA sample and thumbprint impression if it has been determined that such sample and thumbprint impression are not in the possession of the bureau of forensic services. That person is required to have the sample and impression taken within ten (10) working days at the designated county or state facility.
(7) When the state accepts an offender from another state under any interstate compact, or under any other reciprocal agreement with any county, state or federal agency, or any other provision of law, whether or not the offender is confined or released, the acceptance is conditional on the offender providing a DNA sample and thumbprint impression if the offender was convicted of an offense which would qualify as a felony crime if committed in this state, or if the person was convicted of an equivalent offense in any other jurisdiction. If the offender from another state is not confined, the samples and impression required by this chapter must be provided within ten (10) working days after the offender reports to the supervising agent or within ten (10) working days of notice to the offender, whichever occurs first. The person shall report to the designated sample collection facility or facilities to have the sample and impression taken. If the offender from another state is confined, he or she shall provide the DNA sample and thumbprint impression as soon as practicable after receipt in a state or county correctional facility or other facility and, in any event, before completion of the person’s term of imprisonment, if that person is to be discharged.
(8) Any person who is convicted of or who pleads guilty to a felony offense who is released on parole, furlough or other release, and is returned to a state or local correctional institution for a violation of a condition of that release, and that person has not previously provided a DNA sample and thumbprint impression, shall provide a sample and impression upon returning to the state correctional institution.
(9) The collection facility and sex offender registration location shall verify that the individual’s DNA sample has been collected in Idaho. The collection facility is not required to collect a DNA sample if it can be verified that a sample already exists for the individual in the Idaho DNA database.
[19-5507, added 1997, ch. 120, sec. 1, p. 345; am. 1998, ch. 123, sec. 3, p. 457; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 49, p. 1501; am. 2011, ch. 211, sec. 4, p. 597; am. 2017, ch. 213, sec. 2, p. 517.]