Matt Woolbright
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March 14, 2013
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Brianna’s Law supporters urge legislative support

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada lawmakers took up a proposal Thursday that would require a DNA sample to be collected from anyone arrested for a felony — a bill inspired by the 2008 rape and murder of college student Brianna Denison.

Several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee called “Brianna’s Law” one of the most important pieces of legislation that the Nevada Legislature has considered in years. The hearing featured testimony from families of the victim and other high-profile crimes, including the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping in Utah.

“I feel this legislation has more impact and potential to impact the lives …

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