DNA bill gets preliminary approval

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming could be among the states that allow inmates to take DNA tests to prove their innocence.

The state senate gave preliminary approval to the bill and it will be heard two more times. Senator Tony Ross presented the bill and sees it as a benefit to inmates as well as police.

Senators eliminated a part of the bill that would have allowed law enforcement to take the DNA who are not yet named suspects in the crime. Law enforcement wanted that part of the law, so they could narrow a list of suspects.