House extends controversial DNA collection law

Justice and DNAAs the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to strike down Maryland’s controversial DNA collection law, the House of Delegates on Thursday voted to extend it.
The 2009 law allows police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain violent crimes. It is set to sunset at the end of the year. By a 135-1 vote, the House decided to make it permanent. The measure now moves to the Senate.