Bill would collect DNA swabs from misdemeanor offenders
DENVER — A bill being introduced at the state capitol Tuesday would require anyone convicted of committing a misdemeanor to give over a DNA sample.
A coalition of district attorneys support the idea saying it would help solve cold cases and stopping repeat offenders.
The bill is sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver.
The DNA would be entered into a database where it would be compared to DNA found at crime scenes.
Colorado already collects DNA from accused felons.