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.