Paterson proposes criminal DNA database

Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) proposed landmark legislation today to expand the state's DNA database.

The proposal, which would cost about $400,000 this year, would require convicted criminals to submit a DNA sample that would be added to the database.

Paterson says the "All-Crimes DNA Bill" would not only help solve crimes, but help set innocent people serving time free.

Maintaining the database would cost more than $1.5 million annually.

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