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Lawmakers in West Virginia Reject a Bill That Would Have Expanded a DNA Database to People Charged With Certain Felonies

West Virginia lawmakers on Thursday soundly rejected a bill that would have expanded a law enforcement database to include collecting DNA samples from people arrested for certain felonies.

Some legislators cited privacy concerns during a lengthy debate before the 66-30 vote by the Republican-dominated House of Delegates. Three members were absent.

“This is just another step away from our liberties,” said Republican Del. Rolland Jennings of Preston County.

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