Mary Lou Marzian http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky House Passes Bill to Take DNA After Arrests http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-bill-take-dna-after-arrests <p></p><p>Police in Kentucky would take DNA samples from people arrested on felony charges under a bill approved&nbsp; by the House Judiciary Committee.</p><p>If the measure is passed by the full Legislature, Kentucky would join the federal government and 25 other states that take DNA samples from felony arrestees, according to the Congressional Research Service.</p><p>The panel vote was unanimous. The measure will proceed to the full House for consideration.</p><p>Jefferson Democrat Mary Lou Marzian, who sponsored the bill, said federal grant money would be available to help cover startup costs, which would be between $1.3 and $1.6 million. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:45:31 +0000 Associated Press 26461 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky House Passes Bill to Take DNA After Arrests