THE IDAHO DNA DATABASE ACT OF 1996
19-5505. Use of the state databank and database — Duties of bureau of forensic services. (1) The bureau of forensic services shall perform or contract for DNA analysis for law enforcement purposes.
(2) The bureau of forensic services shall serve as a repository for DNA samples collected and shall analyze samples, or contract for analysis, and shall store, compile, correlate, maintain and use DNA profiles and records related to:
(a) Forensic casework;
(b) Offenders required to provide samples under this chapter;
(c) The identification and location of missing persons; and
(d) Anonymous DNA records used for research or quality control.
(3) A match between evidence DNA samples from a criminal investigation and DNA samples from a state or federal database may be used to sustain probable cause for the arrest of a suspect upon application for a warrant.
(4) The DNA profile may also be used at trial as evidence, provided that the evidence is otherwise admissible at trial. The DNA profile may also be used in developing statistical calculations of populations frequencies.
[19-5505, added 1997, ch. 120, sec. 1, p. 343; am. 1998, ch. 123, sec. 2, p. 456.]