Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Forensic Science
Forensic Science Board
DNA Data Bank Regulations [6 VAC 40 ‑ 60]
Regulatory Requirement Reduction Action for 6 VAC 40-60
Action 6306
General Information
Action Summary In an effort to advance the objectives of Governor Youngkin's Executive Order 19, the Forensic Science Board is repealing various requirements in 6 VAC 40-60 that are cumbersome on law enforcement agencies and other authorized agencies to obtain information regarding whether a specific individual is in Virginia's DNA Data Bank or the results of any analysis of DNA evidence conducted by the Department of Forensic Science. With advances in technology, the mechanisms for requesting such information can be streamlined so that the requirements on requestors can be significantly reduced while maintaining the security of DNA Data Bank and DNA analysis information.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7674]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
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
10107 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/09/2024.
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: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.