Justice for the wrongly accused is so hard to obtain in Oregon, in part because our current post-conviction DNA testing statute is so woefully indadeqate. 

Senate Bill 321 is a much needed improvement to that statute, expanding the ability of people convicted of felonies to request the DNA testing that is so instrumental in proving a wrongful conviction. 

Because Oregon's DNA testing law is structured to only allow testing in an extremely limited set of circumstances, it is nearly impossible to use. Justice for the wrongfully convicted should not be so difficult to obtain. 

Sponsors

Chief Sponsors: Senators Thatcher and Prozanski; Representatives Piluso and McLane. Regular Sponsors: Senator Manning Jr; Representative Williamson,

Status

Passed both chambers

Session

2019

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