Pennsylvania DNA law
Pennsylvania DNA testing bills signed into law!
We did it! On Tuesday, November 13th, Governor Tom Wolf signed two bills into law that fix Pennsylvania’s broken DNA testing law and will greatly improve the ability of innocent people to get access to justice. This is all because you voiced your support- your calls, tweets, and emails made all the difference! Thank you for being a part of this great change!
- SB 915 gives people more time to file a petition in court when new evidence of innocence is uncovered.
- SB 916 allows those who pleaded guilty or who are no longer under state supervision to request DNA testing to prove their innocence, and enables testing when newer technology becomes available.