Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Public Safety.
TO: Committee on Public Safety
FROM: Senator William N. Brownsberger
RE: S1112, An Act relative to the establishment of independent forensic sciences laboratories and the oversight and accreditation of such laboratories.
DATE: February 11, 2014
This legislation provides for an independent body to audit and have oversight of forensic laboratories. It further provides that all forensic laboratories be independent and not subject to any influence by law enforcement, the prosecution, or defense.
While I understand that some changes will be suggested, I hope that the Committee will report favorably on legislation that meets the goals of S1112.