I. Any person who, without authority, disseminates information contained in the DNA database shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor. Any person who disseminates, receives, or otherwise uses or attempts to use information in the database, knowing that such dissemination, receipt, or use is for a purpose other than as authorized by the provisions of this subdivision, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. Except as authorized by law, any person who, for purposes of having a DNA analysis performed, obtains or attempts to obtain any sample submitted to the forensic science laboratory for analysis shall be guilty of a class B felony.
II. The division may use DNA samples for forensic validation and forensic protocol development, provided that all personally identifying information shall be removed and shall not be used.

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 651-C:4

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9

III. The department and its employees shall not be liable for the erroneous collection and entry of a DNA sample into the database where the collection and entry were made in good faith reliance that the individual was convicted of a qualifying offense under RSA 651-C:2, I.