A bill that would allow law enforcement agencies to collect a DNA sample from every person arrested in Colorado cleared the Senate today.
SB 241, sponsored by Sen. John P. Morse, D-Colorado Springs, was approved on a 28-7 vote.
Critics have argued that the bill is unconstitutional because it applies to people arrested, but not necessarily charged with or convicted of a crime.
Defenders say that people arrested but not charged can request deletion of the sample from the database the proposal would create.
Opponents included both Democrats and Republicans.