(1) Any person who has possession of or access to individually identifiable DNA samples or DNA records contained in the State DNA Database or in the State DNA Sample Bank and who for pecuniary gain for such person or for any other person discloses such samples and records in any manner to any person or agency not authorized to receive them is guilty of a Class III misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes 29-4111

  • Action: shall include any proceeding in any court of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Attorney: shall mean attorney at law. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: shall include bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • State: when applied to different states of the United States shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories organized by Congress. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801

(2) Any person aggrieved by a knowing violation of this section has the substantive right to bring an action for damages for such violation in a court of competent jurisdiction. A person found by the court to have been aggrieved by a knowing violation of this section may receive damages of not less than one hundred dollars for each violation and may recover the reasonable costs of the litigation and attorney‘s fees.


  • Laws 1997, LB 278, § 11.