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N.C. Could Be Step Closer To DNA Database

Posted July 11, 2003 7:55 a.m. EDT

— North Carolina could soon be one of 29 states that includes all felons in a DNA Database.

A state Senate committee unanimously voted to change a law that restricts collecting evidence from some violent criminals.

State Attorney General Roy Cooper says it will help put criminals behind bars sooner.

Next week, the full House votes on a bill that will start a voluntary DNA database.