The Act provides the procedure for post-conviction DNA testing through an extraordinary motion for a new trial in serious violent felonies. The Act amends the Victim's Bill of Rights to require victim notification of extraordinary motions by the defendant. The Act also provides the standards, limitations, and conditions for the testing. The Act allows the State to appeal all extraordinary motions for new trial. In addition, the Act provides the standards for retention of evidence by court-appointed custodians.
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Searches and Seizures: Provide Extraordinary Appeals and Motions for New Trial Based on Request for DNA Testing and Analysis; Establish Procedure for Preservation of Evidence,
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