Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 42A.451
Sex Offender Registration; Dna Sample

A judge granting community supervision to a defendant required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62 (Sex Offender Registration Program) shall require that the defendant, as a condition of community supervision:


register under that chapter; and


submit a DNA sample to the Department of Public Safety under Subchapter G (Definitions), Chapter 411 (Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas), Government Code, for the purpose of creating a DNA record of the defendant, unless the defendant has already submitted the required sample under other state law.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 1.01, eff. January 1, 2017.

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