42 U.S. Code § 14136d - DNA identification of missing persons

§ 14136d.
DNA identification of missing persons
(a) In general

The Attorney General shall make grants to promote the use of forensic DNA technology to identify missing persons and unidentified human remains.

(b) Requirement

Each State or unit of local government that receives funding under this section shall be required to submit the DNA profiles of such missing persons and unidentified human remains to the National Missing Persons DNA Database of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(c) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated $2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2017 through 2021 to carry out this section.

(Pub. L. 108–405, title III, § 308, Oct. 30, 2004, 118 Stat. 2275; Pub. L. 114–324, § 8(c), Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1954.)

Section was enacted as part of the DNA Sexual Assault Justice Act of 2004 and also as part of the Justice for All Act of 2004, and not as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 which enacted this chapter.


2016—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–324 substituted “fiscal years 2017 through 2021” for “fiscal years 2005 through 2009”.

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