It's a law that requires anyone convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor to provide a DNA sample. The law will also allow for DNA to be tested before a trial or after a guilty plea when it could demonstrate someone's innocence.
Previously the state permitted DNA to be collected only from people convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors.
The new law says that DNA samples will be collected from anyone convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony under any state law.
The state says its DNA Databank has helped prosecutors obtain nearly 3,000 convictions.