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KOB: President signs Udall-sponsored Katie’s Law

President Barack Obama has signed the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012 into law.

The bill was named for a New Mexico State University student who was raped and murdered in 2003.

At the time, New Mexico did not collect DNA from felony arrestees. Katie’s killer was not identified until three years later, after his conviction for unrelated crimes.

U.S. Senator Tom Udall introduced the legislation along with then-U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in 2011.