State looks to expand DNA data base

MADISON (WSAU) Convicted felons would not be the only ones to give their D-N-A to law enforcement, under a new proposal from the state Justice Department that could be tucked into next year’s budget. In April Governor Scott Walker asked the department for a plan to make those arrested for serious felonies and sex offenses provide their D-N-A to a national police database which helps solve crimes. But the budget proposal is much more expansive. It would take D-N-A samples from those arrested for any felonies and certain misdemeanors – plus all adults convicted of misdemeanors.