NY law expanding DNA database takes effect

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug 1 (Reuters) – Starting Wednesday, almost anyone convicted of a crime in New York will be required to submit a DNA sample to the state’s sweeping criminal database.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers in March reached a deal to expand the DNA database to include anyone convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor under the state’s Penal Law, making it the most expansive in the country.