Cost a concern for Oklahoma DNA database

DNA 2Cost could be a formidable barrier to expanding DNA collection in Oklahoma.
State Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, has proposed legislation to expand DNA collect to those arrested on suspicion of felonies or 18 misdemeanor crimes. Jolley’s bill did not set aside funding to pay for additional DNA tests, although “I think the state has to pay for the testing,” Jolley said. “I don’t think that’s something that the local law enforcement agencies should be expected to do.”
No state study has been conducted on the potentially higher costs.