A. A covered offender shall provide one or more samples to the administrative center, as follows:

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 29-16-6

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

(1)     a covered offender convicted on or after July 1, 1997 shall provide a sample immediately upon request to the corrections department as long as the request is made before release from any correctional facility or, if the covered offender is not sentenced to incarceration, before the end of any period of probation or other supervised release;

(2)     a covered offender incarcerated on or after July 1, 1997 shall provide a sample immediately upon request to the corrections department as long as the request is made before release from any correctional facility;

(3)     a covered offender on probation or other supervised release on or after July 1, 1997 shall provide a sample immediately upon request to the corrections department as long as the request is made before the end of any period of probation or other supervised release; and

(4)     a covered offender required to register or renew his registration pursuant to the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act [Chapter 29, Article 11A NMSA 1978] shall provide a sample immediately upon request to the county sheriff located in any county in which the sex offender is required to register, unless the sex offender provided a sample while in the custody of the corrections department or to the county sheriff of another county in New Mexico in which the sex offender is registered.

B. A person eighteen years of age or over who is arrested on or after January 1, 2007 for the commission of a felony as provided in Section 1 [29-3-10 NMSA 1978] of this 2006 act shall provide a sample immediately upon request to jail or detention facility personnel, unless:

(1)     the person has previously provided a sample sufficient for DNA testing pursuant to the provisions of this section;

(2)     the sample is in the possession of the administrative center; and

(3)     the sample has not been expunged.

C. Samples from unidentified persons or relatives of a missing person shall be provided to the administrative center, as follows:

(1)     upon the completion of a permission to search form authorizing the collection of a DNA sample;

(2)     upon the receipt of a properly executed search warrant; or

(3)     upon the issuance of a court order.

D. Samples from unidentified human remains shall be provided by the state medical investigator.

E. Samples of known reference materials from missing persons shall be provided by the investigating law enforcement agency.