Department of Forensic Science
Forensic Science Board
Regulations for the Implementation of the Law Permitting DNA Analysis Upon Arrest for All Violent Felonies and Certain Burglaries
[6 VAC 40 ‑ 40]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 7/18/2012
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Forensic Science is conducting a periodic review of VAC citation: 6 VAC 40-40, title of regulation: Regulations for the Implementation of the Law Permitting DNA Analysis Upon Arrest for All Violent Felonies and Certain Burglaries.
The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2010) (http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Issues/ExecutiveOrders/2010/EO-14.cfm) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia (http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?000+cod+2.2-4007.1).
The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.
The comment period begins August 13, 2012, and ends on September 4, 2012.
Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm. Comments may also be sent to Name: Stephanie E. Merritt, Title: Department Counsel, Address: 700 N. 5th Street, City: Richmond, State: Virginia, Zip: 23219, Telephone: (804) 786-2281, FAX: (804) 786-6857, email address: Stephanie.Merritt@dfs.virginia.gov.
Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of the periodic review will be posted on the Town Hall and published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 8/13/2012
begins on the publication date and ends on 9/4/2012
Comments Received: 0
Amend the regulation
Action Implementing the Result
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line