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Suspects must give DNA in S.C.

Felony suspects will now have DNA samples taken when they're arrested, after the S.C. House joined the Senate in overriding Gov. Mark Sanford's veto of the bill.

The House action came with an 86-25 vote Tuesday over the objections of state Rep. Chris Hart. He said the legislation grows government and is too expensive.

The samples would be taken when people are arrested for felonies, eavesdropping, peeping or stalking.

Sanford said the legislation intrudes too far into civil liberties and privacy rights because the information becomes part of a federal database.

Associated Press
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