The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 20: Internal Security and Public Safety


Sub-Chapter 004: State Dna Database And State Data Bank

20 V.S.A. § 1941. Confidentiality of records

§ 1941. Confidentiality of records

(a) All DNA samples submitted to the laboratory pursuant to this subchapter shall be confidential.

(b) DNA records shall not be used for any purpose other than as provided in section 1937 of this subchapter; provided that in appropriate circumstances such records may be used to identify missing persons.

(c) Any person who intentionally violates this section shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $10,000.00, or both.

(d) Any individual aggrieved by a violation of this section may bring an action for civil damages including punitive damages, equitable relief, including restraint of prohibited acts, restitution of wages or other benefits, reinstatement, costs, reasonable attorney's fees and other appropriate relief. (Added 1997, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. April 29, 1998.)