Statement by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), on DNA Databank Expansion:

“New York has the dubious distinction of having more than 10 percent of the country's cold cases, and less than 5 percent of criminal DNA profiles in the U.S. That’s why I sponsor legislation that would expand New York State’s DNA Databank.  I applaud Governor Cuomo for making DNA Databank expansion a priority this legislative session. By expanding the Databank, we will give law enforcement one more tool to bring criminals to justice, clear those who have been wrongly accused, and prevent more New Yorkers from becoming future victims of horrible crimes.” 


Enclosed, Senator Klein’s 2009 report on DNA Databank Expansion