Ramos Votes to Gives Law Enforcement More Tools to Protect Community
Expanding the DNA databank and requiring microstamping technology will help solve more crimes
May 12, 2010
Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D-Central Islip) announced today the Assembly passed a package of bills that will help law enforcement solve crimes by expanding the DNA databank, and require microstamping technology on semiautomatic pistols. “We need to make sure that law enforcement officials have the tools they need to keep our streets safe,” said Ramos. “These measures will go a long way toward helping police solve more crimes and bringing criminals to justice.” Included among the legislation passed today are bills that would:
- require that semiautomatic pistols sold or manufactured in New York be capable of microstamping ammunition (A.6468-C); and
- expand the DNA database to include samples from all persons convicted of a penal law crime (A.6528).