NY Law Would Be 1st to Take DNA from All Criminals » DNA Crime Databank

A criminalist performs a DNA extraction at a lab in the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Friday, June 4, 2010, in New York. Under legislation proposed by Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday, New York state would be allowed to collect a DNA sample from anyone convicted of a crime, including misdemeanors such as curfew violation, petty theft and vandalism. While 16 states collect DNA from some who commit misdemeanors, New York would become the first with a so-called all-crimes databank. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

A criminalist performs a DNA extraction at a lab in the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Friday, June 4, 2010, in New York. Under legislation proposed by Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday, New York state would be allowed to collect a DNA sample from anyone convicted of a crime, including misdemeanors such as curfew violation, petty theft and vandalism. While 16 states collect DNA from some who commit misdemeanors, New York would become the first with a so-called all-crimes databank. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)