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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]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amendments to Conform Regulations with Chapters 41 and 42 of the 2022 General Assembly
General Information
Action Summary Chapters 41 and 42 of the 2022 General Assembly replaced certain references to the Local Inmate Data System (LIDS) with the Department of Forensic Science (DFS) DNA Sample Tracking System. User agencies will now utilize the DFS DNA Sample Tracking System to determine if an arrestee for a qualifying offense has a DNA sample already in the data bank or if one should be submitted to the Department. Certain amendments must be made to 6VAC40-40 to reflect this legislative change.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Virginia Code Section 2.2-4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [7296]
Associated Mandates Code Amendments Replacing References to the Local Inmate Data System with DFS DNA Data Sample Tracking System
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9657 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/10/2022).
Contact Information
Name / Title: Amy Jenkins  / Department Counsel
Address: 700 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-6848    FAX: (804)786-6857    TDD: ()-