- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahomans arrested for felony crimes would be required to submit their DNA under a bill that has cleared the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 32-15 on Tuesday to pass the bill and send it to the governor.

All states require DNA from people convicted of certain felonies, but the bill by Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond would extend that to those arrested on felony charges before they’re brought to trial. The bill also would require DNA samples from people convicted of certain misdemeanor crimes, including drug possession.

The proposal has prompted privacy concerns from both Republican and Democratic opponents who say DNA samples should only be collected from people who are convicted of a crime.

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