I missed the story, but Senate Bill 24, which would have required DNA samples to be taken from felony arrestees, died a welcome death in the Indiana Senate. I had reported on the bill early and criticized fellow Republicans for being so willing to jump on a bill that smacks of Big Brother government.
SB 24 made it out of Rules and Legislative Procedure, but was reassigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Although it also passed out of that committee, it was reassigned a third time to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it did not receive a hearing. I don't know if I have ever seen a bill assigned to three different committees in one chamber, but I'm grateful this Big Brother legislation was mercifully killed.
I'm embarrassed that members of the GOP had anything to do with this unconstitutional bill. This is a blaring example of why many Republicans are jumping ship and joining up with Libertarians.
Time to get rid of fingerprinting as well?
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