Public Law 115-50: Rapid DNA Act of 2017

By | October 17, 2017
RapidHit DNA analysis machine

A RapidHit DNA testing apparatus from IntegenX. Public Law 115-50 amends existing law to allow results from machines like this to be added to the FBI’s DNA database.

Allows results from Rapid DNA instruments to be added to the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

Official Summary

Passed House
2017-05-16
Passed Senate
2017-08-01
Signed by President
2017-08-18
Became Public Law
2017-08-18

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]

Votes

Passed House by voice vote.

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

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