Bill entitled an Act to amend the law to authorise the taking of bodily samples from persons suspected of certain criminal offences for forensic testing; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from persons who volunteer to have such samples taken from them for the purpose of the investigation of offences or incidents that may have involved the commission of offences; to provide for the establishment and operation by Eolaíocht Fhóiréinseach Éireann of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform of a DNA Database System; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from persons suspected or convicted of certain criminal offences for the purpose of generating DNA profiles in respect of those persons to be entered in the investigation division of the DNA Database System; to provide for the taking of bodily samples from certain persons for elimination purposes and the entry of their DNA profiles in the DNA Database System; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from persons, or samples from things, for the purpose of generating DNA profiles in respect of those persons or missing persons to be entered in the identification division of the DNA Database System; to provide for the purposes of that System; to provide, in certain circumstances, for the destruction of samples taken under this Act and the destruction, or removal from the DNA Database System, of any DNA profiles generated from those samples; to repeal the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act 1990; to give effect, in part, to Council Decision 2008/615/JHA of 23 June 2008 O.J. No. L210, 6.8.2008, p.1.; to amend the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008; to amend the criminal law relating to the taking of fingerprints and palm prints from certain persons; and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 4 Mar 2010

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The Bill has lapsed with the dissolution of the Dáil and Seanad

4 Mar 2010

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Enacted Bill
  • Dáil First Stage

    15 Jan 2010

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    15 Jan 2010

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    4 Mar 2010

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    4 Mar 2010

    Current Stage

  • Dáil Third Stage

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    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

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    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

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    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    Future Stage

  • Seanad First Stage

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    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Second Stage

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    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Third Stage

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    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

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    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

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    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    Future Stage

  • Enacted

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    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    Future Stage

 

15 Jan 2010

As Initiated

Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2010

Debates

28 Apr 2010

Joint Committee On Justice, Equality, Defence And Women's Rights

Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2010: Discussion.

4 Mar 2010

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2010: Referral to Select Committee.

4 Mar 2010

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2010: Second Stage.

4 Mar 2010

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2010: Order for Second Stage.